About the Painting

Water of Life

This original watercolor was painted on Good Friday morning, 2002. I don’t paint very often and am not a skilled painter, but that morning I felt the urge to paint. I had never attempted a watercolor painting before but decided to venture out and try one.

As I was pondering what to paint, my mind was led to the reason we celebrate Easter. As the painting developed I felt to include a sunrise, the cross and a waterfall flowing near the foot of the cross.

After I had finished the entire painting and was cleaning up I glanced at the picture and was amazed to see a face in the waterfall. I knew immediately it represented the face of Christ and sensed an unseen hand must have guided mine in placing it there.

May this picture be a blessing to you as it is to me.