Medium : Acrylic on canvas
Size: 2' x 4'
Year painted :1998
This painting was done for my sister. she loves Dolphins and she asked me when will i paint a picture for her. When I consider doing this painting I thought about how could I design a illustration that would use the names of fish to teach her the attributes Jesus had being the Son of God and Savior of the world.
The names of the fish who reveal some thing about Jesus' character are labeled in red, just as word that are spoken by Jesus are printed in red in a red letter edition Bible. The fish who labeled are blue are different breeds of Angel fish
Three dolphin represent the trinity of God, the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit.
The silhouette of the three men on crosses represent the price Jesus paid on the cross to buy man out of slavery of sin and deliver man from being cast into the eternal lake of fire.
The black and white fish is called a Sheep Head. John the baptist had call Jesus the lamb of GOD who would take away the sins of the world .
The reddish orange fish is called a Flaming Angel . John said that he baptized people with water to call themselves back to God and to repent from their sins. He said that Jesus would baptize with fire the person called the Holy Spirit.The gold yellow colored fish is called the Shepherd Angel. In the Bible Jesus is referred to being the good shepherd because He takes care of His followers as a sheep herder would take care His sheep. He provides for their needs and protect s them from danger.
The brow fish with the fanned out fins is called a Lion fish. The Bible call Jesus the lion of Judea. Jesus first came to the earth to deliver man kind from sin by offering His live to pay for our sin. the second time He comes, He will come to set up His earthly kingdom and rule over all the nations for a thousand years.
The small fish with a scarlet color head is called a King Demoiselle fish. Jesus will have all authority to rule over all the nations given to Him From God The Father
The large orange fish with the green fins is call a Rainbow parrot. The rainbow represent a covenant between man and God. Just as God put a rainbow in the sky once the great flood ended to remind man of Gods promise not to destroy the world by flood again. So do we have a covenant through the blood of Jesus that if man will except the terms to be delivered from sin it's eternal punishment, .and turn from pursuing a rebellious life toward God's. God will give them eternal life.
The sleek brown and white fish is called a school Master. Jesus spent his last three year of His life teach about who God is, What heaven is like, what hell is like, What is sin and how it keeps man separated from God. what is God's plan to redeem man from sin. He taught how man should live to be pleasing in God's sight.