And, behold I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every person according to how they have lived. I am Alpha and Omega , the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that used his commandments to live wisely, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.Revelations 22: 12 – 14 (Sandy’s way of reading it.)
As in nature so in art.
Grey was a particularly good background colour for gold and for skin tones. It became the most common background for the portraits of Rembrant van Rijn and for many of the portraits of El Greco, who used it to highlight the faces and costumes of central figures.Wikipedia
Either sin is with you , lying on your shoulders, or it is lying on Christ, the Lamb of God.
Now if it is lying on your back, you are lost;
but if it is resting on Christ,
you are free,
and you will be saved.
Now choose what you want.Martin Luther