“The Baptism of Jesus” 2

a framed pastel painting by James Martin

£395 plus postage and packing

Baptism of Jesus 2 by James Martin

Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”    Matthew 3 : 13-17

“There is a simple background bathed in light to draw focus on to the baptism, with Jesus in the moment of going down into the water. In a sense Jesus needed no baptism as it was an outward sign of inward repentance, but in allowing John to baptise him he showed his submission to the Father, and his commitment to the mission of submitting to (‘going down into’) death for our sake, and rising again. Death defeated.”            James Martin

This picture is created using pastel on paper. The size of the picture itself is 37cm by 34cm.

The frame is a pale hued, natural wood frame, with some grain markings. square profile 3/4 in x 3/4 in

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