12"x12" oil painting on wood panel.
This quiet image with restrained palette was originally developed as a book cover for Pastor Timothy Smith's commentary on the book of Ruth. It was intended to embody Ruth's selfless life of contentment and service. Imagine it setting an example in your home, office or church.
17 So Ruth gleaned in the field until evening. Then she threshed the barley she had gathered, and it amounted to about an ephah. 18 She carried it back to town, and her mother-in-law saw how much she had gathered. Ruth also brought out and gave her what she had left over after she had eaten enough.