This Too Shall Pass


“I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12

When I began painting the canvas was a wash of blues and I stared into it for a very long time. I sensed a journey of many places and many life experiences. I ‘saw’ the lighthouse with its keeper’s cottage and painted it on the edge of the ocean before I ‘saw’ the lightning hit the sea.

Despite depicting a storm, the painting has a peace about it. Although the focal point is the divine lightning strike, I sense its story is not about the storm, but about the position you take in the face of challenges and adversity.

Lightning always takes the path of least resistance and waters close to coastlines are often affected due to the charge-carrying updrafts and heat rising from the land. The lighthouse is a navigational system that warns proximity to danger. Nothing symbolises guidance, security, and refuge to a Christian quite like the lighthouse. But to be useful, this light has to be internally projected.

In this painting, you are not in the storm, you are the lighthouse. Christ is the light. I sense the Lord is delighted in your strength, despite all odds, and is saying to you, ‘Maintain the light, maintain your position’. You will be a guidance to safety for people amidst their storms. The peace in the painting is the peace you carry. You carry His message. You help people strengthen their resistance to lightning strikes. The Lord has built wisdom in you, so that you give comfort and assurance, and speak with an inner knowing when you say: ‘This too shall pass’. He has given you the gift of evangelism, so that you give light to the way for salvation.

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Giclee Reproductions are printed with a 3cm white border.

‘This Too Shall Pass’ has been selected from the book 40 Days hath November to be reproduced as Giclee prints. Technically speaking, our prints are not prints at all, not in the common use of the term, but are fine art reproductions of original works. The quality is so high that it is difficult to tell between the reproduction and the original. Giclee Reproductions are premium high-resolution digital images produced on museum quality, Canson 300-320gsm Cotton Rag (fine cotton fibres woven into a paper-like product) printed with archival Canon Lucia EX 12-colour pigment high-performance inks. Canon Lucia EX pigment inks achieve an “under glass” permanence of 95 years for colour images.

Giclee can be confusing, as many may incorrectly assume that all digital printing is equal. Essentially Giclee (pronounced ‘zhee-clay’) is an invented name from the French word ‘le gicleur’ meaning ‘to squirt’. Originally coined in 1991 to distinguish between common digital prints and the highest quality form of art reproductions using wide-format inkjet printing technology. In 30 years, this technology has advanced enormously, giving an even wider distinction between Giclee reproductions and digital prints. However, we still use the word ‘print’ so that we are easily understood.

Fine Art Giclee Reproductions should be framed behind glass, using a matte to separate them from the glass. Consult your local framer for the best way to frame your reproduction and ensure your artwork still looks amazing for 3 – 4 generations.

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20 x 27cm, 30 x 40cm