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.
The exhibition is at Highfield Trinity Church
London Road, Sharrow
Friday 17th and Saturday 18th December
10 am to 7 pm