I enjoyed creating this oil on canvas illustration for a church bulletin publisher. I have always liked the work of Warner Sallman and I really wanted to create a painting that had the feel of an old painting, and I remember as a child at church I would look at those paintings. In this scene, Christ heals the woman with the affliction on her back. Many of the old illustrations show Christ standing, in a position of teacher, or authority. Wouldn’t it have been something had Jesus shocked everyone and knelt before this woman to show her she was loved. After all she probably had trouble even looking up.

Set Free

About the Author Kyle Henry

I grew up in the Atlanta, Georgia area (small town called Lithonia to be exact) and started drawing at an early age. After high school, I entered the commercial art program at Pensacola Christian College. There I was able to work as an illustrator in the art studio of A Beka Book, where I worked for 3 years. After graduation I pursued a career of freelance illustration and continued learning my craft by studying with great artists and illustrators both past and present. I am fascinated by light and how it relates to edges and color. My goal is that each of my paintings capture the emotion of the subject, and not just the mere superficial facts. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if I can help in any way.

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