Walking on the Water
24 x 18, Acrylic on Canvas, James
This painting is my highly
interpretation of a
painting of the same name by Ivan Aivazovsky
The paint was applied in vigorous,
impasto brush strokes. It
intended to give the image a
feeling of the energy of a rough sea.
Jesus is depicted as a blindingly
bright, illuminated figure walking toward
the boat in which the disciples are huddled.
The disciples are painted in dark dull
The figure depicted as a black shape
is Peter who has stepped out of the boat and
is attempting to walk on the water toward
The sky above shows the storm clouds
parting and light shining through.
The figure of Jesus is in the
center of the composition. The rays
of light emanating from the figure of
are reminiscent of the guiding star
in lesson 1.
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Copyright, James Bennett 2021