The Annunciation unveiled

I managed to get my painting of the Annunciation finished in time for advent. I always feel a little bereft after working on a painting and then sending it out into the world – like a child leaving home to fend for itself. Anyway, here it is:

The Annunciation: Eve as Mary.  1.0mx1.5m oil and acrylic on canvas


And some  detail:


I’m not much of a photographer and paintings always look better in real life than in photos!

It will be on display at Highfield Trinity Methodist Church  if you would like to see it (I will post the details of dates and times soon).

Eve did a great job modelling for me and I’m pleased with the way it turned out, it fascinates me how the archetypes of Eve and Mary overlap. I wanted to capture this ordinary school girl in the moments after she heard the news. It’s a secret only she knows – maybe she’s just got home from school, her parents aren’t home from work yet, and for this quiet time she holds the secret to herself, within herself. I wonder what she’s thinking.


UPDATE (1/12/2010)

The exhibition is at Highfield Trinity Church

London Road, Sharrow

Friday 17th and Saturday 18th December

10 am to 7 pm

One thought on “The Annunciation unveiled

  1. This is a beautiful painting. I am a chaplain doing an MA in Chritsian Sprituality at Sarum college. I am giving a presentation on the annunciation and would love to use your painting please. I have been unable to save it as an image…please could you send me a high res image via email for me to use. Thank you.

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