Her paintings of Jesus inspired the depiction of Jesus in my book The Temple Curtain. Wood painted how you would imagine that a person in the Middle East would look after being outdoors most of the time (without any sunscreen!).Jesus wears a saffron robe because that was the color that teachers wore. I'm afraid the artist who did my book illustrations could not quite wrap his mind around making Jesus with such dark skin as shown in Wood's painting below.
I love how Jesus is smiling. One of the activities on my website for Chapter One is for students to pick their favorite artist who painted Jesus, and there are many of them to research on the internet. I choose Wood.