Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Summer Baptism

Summer Baptism

16" x 20"
oil on linen canvas

This painting tries to project the purity of this precious young girl, who has prepared for her baptism.

Without reminders she faithfully read the Book of Mormon. That was a commitment she had made in the year prior to her baptism. Not as easy task for anyone but especially a seven year old. She was and is a good example for her sisters and brother.

White is a good symbol of purity and the new life after baptism. It also represents the celestial kingdom - appropriate since baptism is the entry ordinance.

The background is cheerful and light infused. I like the fresh feeling when combined with Emery.


Framed with a linen insert.
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  1. hi grandpa! this is Emery. Thanks for painting ME!it was a great Birthday present!


  2. Thanks dad! This is really special and a great birthday present for emery today. I love that picture. Very well done. The background is cool- very impressionist. Love Allie

  3. You are very welcome, Emery. You are a special subject to paint.

    Thank you also, Rebecca.
    I forgot to acknowledge that the original photograph was taken by you.