And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils - Mark 3: 14-15
Story Behind the Art:
The selected pallet tone for this painting is sober, implying the intimacy of the event. The Lord, however, is intensely illuminated and it would appear that the light comes forth from him and not from any other source. This light is reflected on the ground almost converting it in a crystal. The sensation of being elevated, or floating, is a feeling I have experienced while performing sacred priesthood duties. I tried to represent that feeling in this painting.