News! During 2019, EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) created a new video for the Chaplet of Divine Mercy in Song. This image of Jesus is shown near the end of the video, after 18 minutes, in the spoken part of the prayer.
A print of smiling Jesus, of Christ's love, is inspirational art by Nancy Lee Moran. Moran painted and sold the 40x20 inches oil art during 2000, created it from her own photographs and sketches. The art has rich red and burgundy in the drape of Jesus Christ, with a pasture of multicolored muted grasses and flowers.
Here Jesus is just beginning his ministry. The drape color previews his loving sacrifice of Himself for us. I hoped, while painting, to show the Jewish Hebrew origins of Jesus, with olive skin and darker hair. I respect the many other ways that Jesus has been painted through the ages.
The hymn "Hosea" written by Weston Priory, often sung in my church, inspired me. Some lyrics are: "Come back to me with all your heart. Don't let fear keep us apart. Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life."
I hope this image, offered from my heart with humility, expresses His endless compassion and love. Since the art was conceived to use for a counseling center, I had hoped to show Jesus welcoming people to draw closer to Him, to receive comfort and hope in the face of great difficulties. I especially wanted children coming into the center to feel welcomed and safe.
His hands are held at the meeting place of sky (heaven) and earth. His hands are strong, a carpenter's hands. The cloud has a natural halo effect.
See more on Nancy Lee's web page about the art, at this link (paste it in the browser bar): https://www.nancyleemoran.com/page/30704/smiling-jesus
Would you would like to use my art on your website or blog, to attract and hold the interest of your visitors? Just email or phone me. Almost of my art is available to license for personal and professional use.
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Copyright Notice: This image does not belong to the public domain. It may be licensed by asking permission, email@example.com. All artwork in the Moran portfolio is copyrighted and owned by the artist, Nancy Lee Moran. All rights reserved.
January 28th, 2020
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