This painting was a trial and painting crucifixion in the sense of me being Simon the Cyrene. Notice that the unrepentant criminal is placed on the side where the skull of Golgotha (death and hell) is and the saved criminal is on the side where the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea also pictured is, which represents resurrection and life. The Father was insistent on the fine detail, especially the Ark of the Covenant and the Ten Commandments tablets in Hebrew. See how the rock is rent or split by earthquake to allow his blood to flow down and for some to drip onto the mercy seat. The solar eclipse and blood red moon I am convinced happened too so I painted them both. There were numerous times I said “it is finished” but it was not.
….The Lord took over my fine detail paint brush and my hand and eyes for his face looking down at his mother Mary. Also at the foot of the cross is John the Devine, Mary Magdalene and Mary wife of Clopas. That would have been the point where he said the lines from John 19 verses 26-27: “When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.”
Shared by Guy Jones