Friday, 11 December 2009

Mary, Mother of the World

Image © 2008 Gregory Watson

Oil on Canvas, monochrome (French Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White). 12" x 16".

This was the first project of my first year Oil Painting class at Mohawk College's Continuing Ed Creative Arts Certificate. I was originally going to title it somewhat tongue-in-cheek, "Sacre Bleu", but Melissa objected and retitled it Mary, Mother of the World.

The image is based somewhat on the "Miraculous Medal" image that Mary revealed to St. Catherine Labouré in 1830, as well as St. John's depiction of her in Revelation 12, clothed with the sun, standing on the moon, with a crown of twelve stars. She looks down from heaven with compassion on us, and showers us with the abundant graces she has received from Jesus.

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 youth minster, Nassrin Msiss, who assures me that the contest was not rigged, and that the prize-winners were drawn by objective third parties. Congrats, Nassrin!

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)


Lorelei said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The Miraculous Medal was one of the very first Marian devotions I was pulled toward as I became a "revert." I can't believe this was a first project. You're a natural!

Christopher said...

Lol! I think Sacre Bleu was a much better title, personally.

Gregory said...

Me too, Chris. Me too...