Mary and Elisabeth


Last year I had a terrifying, horrible experience with my forty-day hospital stay. It couldn’t have been real – it should have been a science fiction or horror movie – but it was indeed real. I was on life support for nineteen days. It was really a miracle I lived.

Since I survived that ordeal, I have felt I should show my thanks to God. To do this, I will be painting, from time to time, scenes from the life of Jesus Christ. The first one is of Mary and Elisabeth. (See Luke 1:5-60) Elizabeth conceives in her old age. Mary conceived when the Holy Ghost came upon her “and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee.”

Elisabeth was Mary’s cousin. Mary went to visit Elisabeth. When Elisabeth saw Mary, her baby leaped in her womb. Her child would be John the Baptist. Elisabeth and her unborn child were excited because Mary was carrying the Son of God.

I have tried to portray this moment in my painting.

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February 2, 2011

Chuck @ 6:41 pm #

Sarah was a very good choice as Mary. She looks very happy as I’m sure Mary was upon seeing Elizabeth.

Sharon @ 6:53 pm #

Wow. I am very impressed. This painting is truly beautiful. It’s a joy to look at. I love it and I look forward to seeing more paintings from the life of Christ. I’ve come to recently know that paintings can touch people’s lives and hearts. I thought of that when I saw your painting.

Suzanne Shotts @ 7:30 pm #

Tom, I enjoyed so much being a part of this lovely painting, this story has always been one of my favorites and you made it come to life! You did a wonderful job and are blessed with talent. I know Heavenly Father will bless you with the venture you have started! Thanks for the oppurtunity!

Christine @ 8:04 pm #

I adore this painting, and I think it is such a great subject matter.

LaDawn @ 8:44 pm #

This is beautiful Tom. I love the expressions.

Larraine @ 10:14 pm #

I like it a lot!

Dave @ 11:52 pm #

Tom, this will be a great series and you are off to a really fine start. I’m glad to see you include these kinds of paintings in your work.

February 3, 2011

Susie @ 12:45 am #

The shadows and folds in the fabric are painted so beautifully! I love the gorgeous, warm colors, too. Just lovely, Tom!

This is so touching, Tom. Very spiritual and moving. I have a daughter named Elizabeth.

Angie @ 10:54 am #

I have always loved that story. This is a beautiful portrayal of it.

March 17, 2011

Joanna @ 1:37 am #

What a beautiful painting. Thanks for sharing.

March 27, 2011

Ashley @ 8:54 pm #

The colors in this are amazing! I love the warmth and depth to this painting. You can tell that they are both very happy and excited about seeing each other. This painting generates a very special feeling. Amazing Grandpa!!!


December 16, 2012

Christine @ 12:06 pm #


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