Saturday, December 26, 2009

Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints

Here is a painting I recently completed entitled "Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints." The saints are (left to right) Anthony of Padua, Louis of Toulouse, Francis of Assisi, John the Evangelist, Lawrence, and Peter Martyr. It is a conflation and contemporary interpretation of two Fra Angelico paintings. The medium is oil and the support is canvas. It measures 48" x 60" and is for sale for $2,500.

Years ago I never would have done something like this because I'd have thought it unoriginal. But now that I am a little older and little wiser I can safely say that I no longer have any interest in being "original." I agree with C.S. Lewis that the more "original" one tries to be the less original he ends up being!

My next large scale oil painting will be "The Coronation of the Virgin", which is a theme that has always fascinated me and that I've often wanted to try to execute.

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