Original size is 6 x 15 inches. This piece was based on a callidoodle sketch done in church during the Lenten season of 2001. The scriptural reference, Luke 4:1, is the passage in which Jesus, led by the Spirit, goes to the desert and is tempted by Satan. As I sat listening to the scripture reading, an image of thorn vines in the desert popped into my head, and I sketched the image very much as shown here, in about 10 minutes. The actual painting, however, took me 30 or 40 hours of work.
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