Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Annunciation

Here is the more or less completed version of The Annunciation. It is charcoal and acrylic paint on a 24X30 lauan panel. A cord rosary has been pressed into a thick layer of gesso to leave its impression in the painting.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Study for The Annunciation

This is a rough study for a painting of the Annunciation that I am beginning. The idea is to portray the moment that the Blessed Mother accepts the responsibility for concieving, giving birth to and raising our Savior.

I intend to keep the image loose with the original charcoal sketch visible over the glazing. This is a project that I discussed in an earlier blog entry; to execute a series of paintings that portray the Mysteries of the Rosary in a way that will help the viewer meditate on each Mystery.