Leave Your Nets (2017) by Rose Datoc Dall



(AMERICAN, b. 1968)

Leave Your Nets (2017)

“And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.” (Matthew 4:18-20)

This painting portrays the moment where Peter and Andrew are presented with the decision to come follow Him. Datoc Dall often likes to portray moments at a crossroad. Even though both apostles are making eye contact with the Savior, their gaze engages the viewer it is almost as if the viewer is looking over Christ’s shoulder.

Oil on Canvas

48 x 24 in.