Cast The First Stone (2014)
Oil painting by Rick Hooper


  • Oil painting, Canvas
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  • Size: 48 × 24 × 1.5 in (unframed) / 48 × 24 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Rick Hooper

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Chapter 8 of the Gospel of John tells the story of a woman brought before Jesus because she had been caught in the act of committing a sin. Her accusers asked if she should be stoned for her actions, according to the Law of Moses. Jesus gave a simple yet profound answer by saying he who is without sin should cast the first stone. This caused the men to abandon their accusations and the woman was set free.

The conceptual idea behind this painting was for the stones to represent sin or the temptations that cause us all to sin. They are colorful, engaging and pleasing to the eye. Each stone is emerging from a shadowy darkness, giving the illusion of softness. I have incorporated some familiar shapes to remind us how subtle temptation can be.

This piece is painted on a heavy-duty gallery wrapped canvas. The stones along the edges continue around the sides of the painting. It is wired and ready to hang.

This is an original work of art created by the artist himself and may not be reproduced without written consent of the artist. The artist retains copyright for self-promotion.

Materials used:

gallery wrapped canvas, oil paints

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