“Walk with me,” I heard him say, “Walk with me awhile today. ” “Talk with me,” I heard him speak, “Talk with me of the things you think.” Share with me the things you feel, Share with me so you can heal. Cry with me through your heartbreaks, Cry with me when your soul aches. Look with me, a new sunrise! Look with me through opened eyes. See with me the world anew, See with me my point of view. Laugh with me in pure delight, Laugh with me it’s all alright! Sing with me as we stroll along, Sing with me I love your song. Learn with me your wondrous story, Learn with me your prior glory. Know with me just who you are, Know with me we’ve traveled far. Create with me and dreams come true, Create with me I create through you! Walk with me on Heaven’s shore, Walk with me forever more! This image serves as a reminder to include a “walk with the Savior” as part of my daily experience. It was inspired by an experience I had while working with a model I was using as reference for another painting of Christ. The other painting required a sea side location and I during a break in the project I took a walk with my costumed model to discuss some of my thoughts and ideas. We talked as we walked side by side along the shore. At one point I looked over and saw my friend’s form nearly silhouetted against the rising sun. It wasn’t hard to imagine my experience to be “the real thing”. It was at that moment the painting was conceived.
by Greg Olsen