Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Last Supper Progression Day FOUR

I still didn't get around to adding Judas today. But I did finish the flowing water and wine behind the other disciples.  I wanted to symbolize the wine at the last supper, the shed blood of Christ at the cross, the water he used to wash their feet. All these ideas ran through my head as i painted today . . . so I added three sections of purple, blue and red flowing across the canvas.  

I also changed the tall thin disciple in the center.  That is  Peter. He is having a conversation with Jesus about feet washing.  You can read it in John 13:1-10.  I think this is when Peter finally understood who Jesus was and I wanted him to look like he was worshiping God's Son.  

 1 It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
 6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”
 7 Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”
 8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”
   Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”
 9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”
 10 Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.

So that's why he looks different today...  still don't know what to do about Judas yet.  I'll try at him tomorrow though.

Last Supper Progression Day FOUR
By Cheryl Harris White
Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 24"