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