Sunday, April 1, 2012

Easter Colors

"Oh-Oh! A Bunny" by Bessie Pease Gutmann, one of America's foremost illustrators of children and the gentle world they live in, is finished in the pastel colors often linked with Easter colors. Bessie used her children, various nieces, nephews and relations as models. Decades after her death, the paintings she created continue to breathe with the warm tenderness, humor, and innocence of childhood.

The Colors of Easter

  • Green is for the palms that they waved at Him as He entered into Jerusalem.
  • Purple is for the wine He poured and blessed before he faced his final test.
  • Red is for the precious blood He shed from the crown of thorns placed on His head.
  • Black is for the sky as He died on the cross, suffering to redeem our loss.
  • Pink, Yellow and Orange are for the dawn that morn when the tomb was empty and hope was reborn.
  • White is for the dazzling light that awed all who saw Him arisen, the Son of God.
The full moon which will appear on April 6th is called the Pink Moon, try to see it on Good Friday/Passover. Pink is a powerful color, used from the sublime to the ridiculous.

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