1 Corinthians 1:24 “...Christ the power of God,and the wisdom of God” YW News brand mark

ISSUE |  April  2018

  • Feature Article
    "Trouble Doesn't
    Last Always"


"Ascension” © 1999  yvette watson yvette watsonfine art

“Ascension”— Praise God !! What’s soooooooo cool about this painting is it’s utter simplicity. To me, this minimalist piece is striking yet understated. The contrast of the flowing red and white robes against the background draw the eye to the Saviour and His glory as He ascends to heaven. The face —a few shapes, with the beard and hair makes Him easily recognizable. Be sure to read Images of the Cross to learn more about this painting and see how other artists have portrayed the Lord Jesus Christ. Happy Easter.

Share my Passion!
God Bless You
yvette watson

YW News

YW News is written, designed and published monthly by yvette watson fine art. Sharing my passion for the Lord Jesus Christ through news, articles and interviews about Black art, Black artists, Black collectors and the art of yvette watson. All Content © yvette watsonfine art

YW News | PO Box 2685, Merrifield VA 22116-2685 ywnews@yvettewatsonfineart.com


yvette watson is a fine artist. Visit www.yvettewatsonfineart.com to learn about her work.


Baltimore Museum of Art

Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017

April 22,2018 – July 29, 2018
10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD  21218

Learn More


Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

What Remains To Be Seen

Thru – May 20, 2018
220 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Learn More

The David C. Driskell Center

Portrait of Who We Are

February 1 2018 – May 18, 2018
1214 Cole Student Activities Bldg. University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

Learn More


Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Like a Study in Black History: P. H. Polk, Chester Higgins, and The Black Photographers Annual, Vol 2

Thru  – May 6, 2018
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220

Learn More


Georgia Museum of Art Museum

Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection

Thru - May 2018
90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602

Learn More


Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum

A Century of African American Quilts

Thru - May 2018
326 West Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Learn More


Royal Ontario Museum

Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art

Thru – April 22, 2018
100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON  M5S 2C6

Learn More


de Young Museum

Revelations: Art from the African American South

Thru – April 1, 2018
Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.,
San Francisco, CA 94118

Learn More



Feature Article

by yvette watson

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

God is good, Because of Him alone the sun continues to shine and the rain falls on all mankind. To those who know Him, He is merciful, generous and a kind Shepherd. But life is life and inevitably we are touched with crisis in our families, relationships, finances, health or other areas. These difficult times may come as a consequence of personal choices or as a result of the decisions of others. Whether you’re a Christian whose disobeyed God’s word and dealing with His divine discipline or a Christian facing adversity through no fault of your own, meditate on God’s word and find comfort in His promises. Psalm 23 is His promise for all who believe. The Lord will not leave you in darkness but promises to provide, restore, refresh and renew. God NEVER lies, the light at the end of the tunnel is, the brightness of His glory. Read David’s prayer, Psalm 23 and trust Romans 8:28. God causes all things to work for our good. Be Blessed




All Content © 2018 yvette watson, yvette watson fine art

Photo Courtesy Grzegora Rejniak , www.freeimages.com


by yvette watson


Art for a

Ascension was my first painting of the image of the Lord Jesus Christ and was painted by request. Prior to 1999 painting the Lord was not something normal for me because of my interpretation or misinterpretation of Exodus: 20: 3-5.

In this old testament
passage the Lord God
Almighty commanded
that no graven images or
likeness be made of
anything in heaven or
earth and worshipped. My awareness of this command and my application of it to the Lord’s image only changed when my understanding was broadened. God the Father revealed no images of Himself. His glory and beauty cannot be substituted for something other than what He has revealed about Himself in scripture. The principle is that although He too is God, the Lord Jesus was born as a man, lived as a man and ascended to heaven in a human body. Also key is that images of Him are not being used as worship. With this knowledge came liberty and eventually other pieces were made with the Lord Christ.

Some artists have presented the Lord as a black man with an afro, with dred locks or as a white with blue eyes. My rendition is not historic nor was it based on hours of careful study. From the bible we know the Lord was Jewish, from Isaiah 53:2 we also know He was average looking rather than gorgeous. Adhering to God’s word, and honoring scripture is my approach to tackling biblical subjects in art. This is important because the bible is in fact God’s word not fiction. Deliberately adding to or taking away from it comes with serious consequences. Biblical art glorifies God, encourages, inspires and comforts His people. Use the links below to see beautiful works of the Saviour by artists.






All Content © 2018 yvette watson, yvette watson fine art

The Lord jesus Christ Art, Courtesy Gordon Johnson, www.pixabay.com


by yvette watson


Out, About & Around Town

Lots of cool happenings in
the DMV and beyond- kickstart Spring with the events below !!

April 27, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

"A Great Day In Black Hollywood" BHERC's 2018 AAFM Opening Celebratio ,  Los Angeles, CA

April 25, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Paintings, Poetry, Puccini, and Pasta,  Hyattsville, MD

April 15, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Murals of the City,  Washington, DC

Apr 14, 2018, 10:00 AM

Apr 15, 2018, 5:00 PM

National Black Memorabilia, Fine Art & Crafts Show,  Gaithersburg, MD

April 6, 2018, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Evening at the Embassy of Ethiopia,  Washington, DC

April 5, 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Art21 Film Screening + Talk with Artist Jordan Casteel,  New York, NY

April 3, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

THE STOOP SERIES: Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora,  Brooklyn, NY


New Work

“Ascension” - The Movie


“Ascension” is the cover art for this issue and was the very first movie that incorporated art. Animation and motion have become central to sharing the work because of my fascination and enjoyment of the medium—still hoping to go bigger. You can see other Movies and Cards online at yvettewatsonfineart.com or visit our YOUTUBE channel.God Bless You



© 2013 yvette watson, yvette watsonfine art

Sign Up

Receive our magazine monthly