Friday, 11 December 2009


Image © 2008 Gregory Watson

Oil on Canvas, limited palette (Permanent Alizarin Crimson, French Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre, Titanium White). 12" x 16".

This was the second project of my first year Oil Painting class at Mohawk College's Continuing Ed Creative Arts Certificate. It was inspired by the main altar at St. Dunstan's Basilica in Charlottetown, PEI, based on a photo I had taken while vacationing there in 2007.

The title, Adoration, refers to the Catholic devotion of Eucharistic Adoration--the contemplative form of prayer engaged in while before the Eucharist exposed in a "monstrance", which is depicted on the altar in the painting.

I donated the original painting to my parish, St. Margaret Mary, to be raffled off in a youth group fundraiser. It was won by the parish priest, Fr. Bill Trusz, who claims that, for the amount of tickets he bought to win it, he deserves it! It's nice to have a fan! Congrats, Fr. Bill.

Until I figure out how to set up PayPal with this site, please email to order Prints.

  • Full size (12" x 16") limited edition high quality giclée print (unframed): $30.00 (CAD)

  • Full size (12" x 16") limited edition high quality giclée print (framed): $60.00 (CAD)

  • Image on 4¼" x 5½" Greeting Card (blank): $1.50 (CAD)

1 comment:

Lorelei said...

Incredibly inspiring - both in a faith sense and an artistic one. I'd better start saving some cash :)