When he was yet a long way off


My interpretation of the parable of the Prodigal Son: The father sees the returning son while he was yet a long way off. I believe he watched for him each day.

The prodigal passes through water on his return, suggesting baptism. The father’s arms form the shape of the Chalice, around him grow grapes and wheat. The angry older brother is painted in violent colours.

It is one of a series of paintings depicting the parables and miracles of Jesus .

Other paintings of parables: The Sower

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The return of the prodigal son

Painting: ‘When he was yet a long way off’ (acrylic on canvas)

Size: 30 x 24 inches

Copyright: Shirley Veater.

Other paintings depicting parables: The Sower


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