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Saturday, April 23, 2011

White Flower

Easter Sunday and the impossible has come true. Jesus has risen from the dead. I chose this watecolor of a white flower that I painted using primarily the shadows. Little color was added so that the effect is somewhat ethereal. To me it suggested the purity and elusiveness of that early morning when the women first saw the empty tomb.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

"Call to the Table"

This painting, "Call to the Table" suggests the inclusion of a variety of people at the Last Supper. The reading for Palm Sunday begins the final stage of Jesus' presence among His followers. This painting represents that time when some of His friends were invited to celebrate a Seder meal. This watercolor version of the story shows that we all are special to the Lord.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spirits of Mt. St. John

The readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent emphasize living "Life in the Spirit." Therefore I chose this watercolor monotype created for the 2010 Marianist Environmental show.

“Spirits of Mt. St. John” utilizes color and shape to describe the heritage that the people, now gone, have given to us who enjoy the land, the events and the spiritual growth opportunities at Mt. St. John. Those communities of people are represented by the colors in the image: the Society of Mary (blue), the Shakers (brown/green) and the First Nations (red).