images for lent

This is my third Lenten season with St. John's Lutheran church in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. As in the last two seasons, I had the privilege to paint during worship. This time not the Wednesday evening meditations, but during the Sunday morning service. The theme was The Stations of the Cross. We chose 7 Stations starting with the service on Ash Wednesday. The paintings are done in oil, the left over ashes for the cross I mixed with cold wax to create the colour for  the cross and the increasing darkness in the images.

STATION 1    Condemned to Death

STATION 2   The Cross is laid on Him

STATION 3   Simon of Cyrene is made to carry His Cross

STATION 4   Jesus meets the Women of Jerusalem

STATION 5    Crucifixion

STATION 6  Jesus dies on the Cross