God's glory is revealed all around us, if we have eyes to see, ears to hear and hearts to understand.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
After Vermeer's "Christ in the House of Martha and Mary", c.1655
Painted using old master classical painting methods, I narrowed this subject and painted just "Mary" from Vermeer's 1655 painting. I was so taken not only by the mastery of Vermeer but by the sweet devotion he gives in Mary's attention to Christ from the biblical story of Martha, the consummate servant and Mary, the devotee hanging on every word. This style of painting, with it's thin glazes and weeks of drying time between layers, allows the artist to contemplate the meaning within the subject over a long period which translates to a definate emotion with the choice of brushstroke and pallette. Glorious! I learned so much from this study.
I am the owner of Art & Soul Gallery in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania. My works and 35 other local area artists works are exhibited and available for sale at the gallery. Contact the gallery at 717-761-1270. We are located on the second floor of the West Shore Farmer's Market. Please visit and consider the beautiful original works by Central Pennsylvania artists.
After a career in business, I couldn't shake a lifelong desire to create art. In 2003 I began this wonderful journey of painting and sculpting. There is so much to learn and always new ways to improve and grow as an artist. In my small way, I hope to show the glory of God all around us.