ONE FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS by Jenny Hawke
Jesus is condemned Luke 22: 66-71
When day came the council of elders of the people met, both chief priests and scribes, and they brought him before their Sanhedrin. They said, “If you are the Messiah, tell us,” but he replied to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe, and if I question, you will not respond. But from this time on the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God.” They all asked, “Are you then the Son of God?” He replied to them, “You say that I am.” Then they said, “What further need have we for testimony? We have heard it from his own mouth.”
I wanted to show the strength and irrevocable nature of the decision to crucify Jesus. The officials stand with their staffs planted into the ground, grim faces, immovable. I also wanted to give a sense of blood linked to their garments at the lower part of the painting.