Saturday, March 24, 2012

Mary ~ Serene Beauty


I have to apologise for the bad image of her.

I had scanned the 11 x14 canvas to show what I've been up to.

I've been having a love affair with the image of Mary lately. I think it's because of the journey I'm on right now. I've always been drawn to her but more so lately, because I'm going through RCIA & will be baptized this Easter.

Sad to say, this piece will be one I won't be keeping. I so fell in love with her, more because I was proud of how she turned out. She was created in acrylics and I gave her face an extra wash of skintone. This made her features seem more serene. I also like the fact that her features aren't so "out there". Having seen many images of Mary where I personally feel her features are all I can stare at. I wanted her to have a hint of them.

We all have our own vision of how Mary & Jesus look like. I personally like to create faceless people when I can. Almost like how the Amish do their dolls. I like the thought of people looking at a piece of my work & seeing what they feel is their image of Mary or Jesus. But because this is for a special friend "Sister Linda" I knew I had to add features.

I am dying to give it to her, yet I want to first have some prints made. One because I would love to have one for myself, so I can remember how well I did. Maybe use my technique again in another piece. Two, because I've been asked for a copy of it. Now I need to find a place who can make beautiful copies of her so I can maybe sell them.

I've been very busy working on some personal pieces and I'm in the middle of creating another Mary. This one will be for my Sponser Sister Bernadette, as a thank you gift. Her Mary is facing to the left & Looking upward. I'm praying I can do this one justice. Once she's complete I'll post images of her as well.

Wishing you...

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