Richard H. Love Eve in the Garden, 2004 Oil on Canvas 43 x 50 Inches Signed Verso Exhibited 2005, Centenary Christian Life Center, Danville, KY Framed
Should she have done it? Why would she knowingly abandon everything when she knew she would have to pay the price. Her husband is tilling the deep black earth to provide food for them. The animals, including the ones from the jungle, are waiting to see what she will do, now that she has the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge in her belly. It is strange but she has admitted her loneliness. How often she has looked back and wished that she had obeyed.
A Still, Small Voice
Richard H. Love A Still, Small Voice, 2007 Oil on Canvas 24 x 28 Inches Signed LL and Verso
"She wondered how the world could treat her so badly. She couldn’t get the words out of her mind. The she stumbled on a little twig that fell off a tree and tripped her. It made her stop and she said “Father, show me where to go.” Then she listened to the still, small voice behind her saying: “Go forward. Don’t turn back for there is nothing behind you that will help. Pray for the person whom you have arguments with.”
Sampson and Delilah
Richard H. Love Samson and Delilah, 2005 Oil on Canvas 36 x 48 Inches Signed Verso
This picture is intended to serve as a story from Judges 16 in the Old Testament in the Bible....by that is intended as a lesson about trust and repaying sin's wages in life:
"Then went Samsoto Gaza'.... and it was told the Gazites saying, Samson is come hither. And the story continues: He (Samson) loved a woman in the Valley of Sorek...her name was Delilah. Then the lords of the Philistines came to her and asked her to entice him, but first he would have to learn where and how he had so much strength. So she asked him and he told her that if she bound him with new ropes and pretended to sleep. And if she would shave the seven locks of his hair then he would be powerless. So she did all that he explained and he became weak. Then the enemy consorted with her and took him away and blinded him. But his hair began to grow again and his strength returned so that he was taken out of prison and they were very happy and praised God. Then he asked the Philistines to allow him to stand between the pillars of their building. They did that and he pushed with both arms until the structure collapsed upon his enemies.
The perceived weakness of Delilah clashes with the same human frailty, whereby each learn a lesson.
Crown of Thorns
Richard H. Love Crown of Thorns, 2009 Oil on Canvas 20 x 20 Inches Signed LL and Verso
Truly This Was the Son of God
Richard H. Love Truly This Was the Son of God, 2007 Oil on Canvas 40 x 40 Inches Signed Verso
Richard H. Love Mother Teresa Oil on Canvas Signed Verso
Known worldwide for unselfish support of the poor and needy. She became a saint.