Wednesday, February 1, 2012

"The Rose of Sharon" by Vonnie Kohn, inspirational, floral, Biblical painting

As we near the time of Valentine's Day, it seems that a  painting of love is in order. This is a painting with two ideas juxtaposed together. One is an image of the actual wild rose found in the desert areas of Israel & the Middle East. The other is the idea of our Savior, Jesus Christ, who is referred to as the "Rose of Sharon." The Song of Solomon 2:1 reads,  "I am the rose of Sharon and the lily of the valleys."  In the New Testament, Bible scholars agree that this is also a symbol of Christ and His Church.

I was inspired by the idea that the "real" Rose passed by these beautiful flowers as He set forth to establish His kingdom in our hearts, as was promised to the prophets.

Colored Pencil on Bristol board
16 x 20" .....SOLD

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