is a commission, so I can't claim that it came through any other avenue.
I was given wide latitude in the actual composition so if there is a problem
in any way the fault must lie with me. As I do so often I painted this
in a show with people watching and their comments did help me finalize
my idea. It was amazing to me that without the crown of thorns the Christ
figure had absolutely no tie in with divinity. So to all the people who
unknowingly contributed to this image with their comments both great and
ludicrous I give you thanks. I did do something
different with this image. Which is to take pictures of it in progress
so that I could post a series of photos that would give you
an idea of the process I go through. So just click
here to an online demonstration of my madness.