Sunday, November 24, 2013

AEDM Day 22, 23 & 24 - Work in Progress

Having finished my smaller project, I moved back to the big one: life size Nativity painting.  After a few days I finally had the right paints to work on Mary's face, and what a relief!  It's been hard to look at the ghostly figures and wonder if I have what it takes to work on this scene.  I'm trying to use my God given talent in the right place.  I'm feeling a little better about it now.  

 I studied dozens of other people's photos and paintings for inspiration, but the one I refer to most is the one a friend took of my husband and me when we played Joseph and Mary in a live Nativity a few years back.  It was a very special experience for us, one we'll be reviving next month.

Our small group tonight was talking about different ways we could spend in prayer this week.  I didn't think of it then, but I know this painting will be a meditation for me.  Time spent with God.  Of course that will be a lot easier if there aren't four kids playing Wii Ski! behind me.  



2 comments:

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

You've painted Mary so beautifully. What a compassionate and gentle expression she has. I enjoyed seeing the scale of the painting too. I didn't realize it was so large!

S Vogel Jessop said...

Thank you so much!