The Visitation with Sacred and Immaculate Hearts
Posted 28 May 2008 - 03:10 PM
They will then use the painting in their home shrine. This is the second commission I have had like this and it is a real blessing to be able to paint these kinds of paintings.
The subject is the Immaculate Heart of Mary with St. Joseph, St. Joan and St. John Evangelist, The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth and the Sacred Heart of Jesus with St. Patrick, St John of the Cross and St Therese of the Child Jesus.
For a bigger version go here and click on the individual panels.
Posted 31 May 2008 - 09:10 PM
Oh--my favorite aspect is how you made their normal suburban dresses shine like angel cloth.
Edited by Long Lost Brother, 31 May 2008 - 09:11 PM.
Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:46 AM
Posted 27 June 2008 - 12:12 PM
Was the Farm named after the Monk tune?
Edited by mumbleypeg, 27 June 2008 - 12:14 PM.
Posted 27 June 2008 - 12:56 PM
I did indeed name my farm, Brilliant Corners ArtFarm, after the Thelonious Monk tune. Monk is my favorite bebop musician and probably my favorite jazz musician in general. I have thought about the title Brilliant Corners a lot. I don't know what Monk was thinking but for me in thinking of a room with brilliant corners it seems like normally the corners are the darkest places in a room. So if the corners are brilliant the whole room must be super lit up. It makes me think of St. John admonishing us to walk in the light as Jesus is the light. For me that's what a good painting does, illuminates... helps us to know more clearly what it is to live as authentic human beings.
And thanks for the kind words about my work. I appreciate it.
Edited by Jim Janknegt, 27 June 2008 - 12:57 PM.