Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My Second Painting: This is Fun!

I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and picked up a $3.49 canvas, determined to make another paint by number.

"Mary Consoles Eve" Crayon & pencil drawing by Sr. Grace Remington, OCSO.
Copyright 2005, Sisters of the Mississippi Abbey

I saw this image on Facebook yesterday and it really moved me. Eve, the mother of all the living, clinging to the fruit of death with the snake coiled around her leg, is consoled by the New Eve, the mother of Life, holding the fruit of her womb while crushing the head of the serpent. Reconciliation, forgiveness, grace, beauty, everlasting life -- a pretty powerful image.

Unfortunately, the Blessed Mother's lips are pursed and Eve's luscious locks look like a gunnysack, but overall I'm rather pleased with the outcome.

Can't wait to find another image to paint! This is really really really fun.


Coleen's Recipes said...

I am impressed!! Very nice, I wish I had such talent, I would love to paint.

Farmer's City Wife said...

Oh Coleen, this method makes it so simple! I really don't have much painting talent -- even children can do paint by numbers :). Thank you for your kind comment!

Farmer's City Wife said...

Why thank you, Kelly!

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