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People Painting - Persecution by Jani Freimann

Persecution is a painting by Jani Freimann which was uploaded on May 4th, 2011.

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Thank you, Victor.

Fantastic and powerful work! L/F!

Jani Freimann replied:

Thank you, Meg.

Profound and so powerful! Wonderful work Jani! Bless you. L/F f

Jani Freimann replied:

Thank you, Rosemary. :-)

Thank you, Jeanette. I completed the drawing and transferred it to canvas during the summertime. The angry man in the drawn version came out scary looking and I remember a kind of creepy sense of amazement that his image came from my pencil. I proceeded to transfer the drawing to canvas that same evening; which was about 11:00pm. Suddenly the power went out. The weirdest thing about that was that the power never goes out in the summertime and nobody else in the neighborhood had lost their power that evening. Just our house. The painting was due in just a few days to be used at our church for their series on the beattitudes. I wasn't able to do any more work on the painting that night as it was way too dark and I was powerless literally and figuratively speaking. I'll never forget the eerie feeling that gave me. It brought the prayer warrior out of me. I did get the painting done in time, but it was very tight to the deadline.

I agree with Annemeet, the "bleeding" paint really strengthens this image. Wonderfully done. I love how you also posted your initial drawing. It is fun to see the creative workflow.

The 'bleeding' of the paint adds a lot to the message of your painting! F/V

Jani Freimann replied:

Thank you, Annemeet. Painting this was an emotional and powerful experience that I relive every time I see it. The man in front isn't the only one who is effectively 'bleeding'. Persecution affects everyone and so does forgiveness.

Such emotions that come through...v

Jani Freimann replied:

Thank you for commenting, Janis, and thank you for the vote. :-)

Excellent powerful work, depicts the idea perfectly v

Jani Freimann replied:

Thank you for your comment, Carl, and for your vote. I really need to do some more of this type of work. :-)

Thank you, Nicla. :-)

Congratulations! This piece is featured in Activism in Art v/

Thank you, Amnon. You honor me with your comment. This painting has touched more people that I could have ever imagined. People from all over the world. And to think that it all started with a simple request to illustrate the Beattitude: Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me (Jesus)...(from Matthew 5:10-11)

All I can say is WOW!

Thank your for the feature in Beige Brown Sepia group. :-)

Wonderful !!!

Jani Freimann replied:

Thank you, Robert. :-)

stunning works, Congratulations!!

Jani Freimann replied:

Thank you, Antonio. :-)

Excellent depiction of persecution. Wonderful painting..........

Jani Freimann replied:

Thank you, Linda. :-)

Thank you, Veronica and Susan. And thank you for favoriting. :-)

I love the way you've done this Jani! Works great! faved

Nice Work Jani, I like that style

Jani Freimann replied:

Thank you, Sachi.

Thank you, Angel.

Excellent work

CONGRATULATIONS on your HONORABLE MENTION in the "Narrative Art" contest sponsored by Our World Gallery. It was a hard-fought contest juried by seven members of FAA from among 221 entries. This is superior work and gets a vote and fave today.

Jani Freimann replied:

Thank you, Lenore. A nice surprise and thanks for the vote too.

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