Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Prayer

$150.00 plus shipping
The Prayer  16x20  Oils on canvas panel

Why does anybody say prayers? They speak to their god hoping for good things.  

This young lady might be the wife of a husband in the armed forces who is in a dangerous place. Maybe her young child is terribly ill. Or, maybe she's just thankful that none of these are the reason.

She appears quiet, calm and collected in this her time of peaceful contemplation.

A little information about the artsy part of this. All of the darks are mixtures of red & green with (maybe) some Prussian Blue Or Van Dyke Brown added.  No black paint tree was harmed in the making of this painting.  :-)

Please excuse the glare - this is the best of many, many photos!

4 comments:

  1. Hi Sweetie! It's a good photo of your painting, but it certainly does not do it justice. It is truly wonderful in person. Ideal "reverence".

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  2. Hi Ken! Hi Melissa! :)
    I really love this painting, the lady is really beautiful, and I think you have made a wonderful job on the anatomy of her skull, it looks very professional to me. The veil is so soft and transluscent, my hat is off!
    Un gran abrazo,
    Carolina

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  3. Irina, Carolina, Melissa - thank you for the nice compliments. Melissa, you're correct that the photo doesn't represent the painting well, but . . .

    Ken B.

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