STABAT MATER

I was surprised by this light on the painting on December 8, 2007, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It was what I had imagined for the concept of the painting. 

The light was reflected, and refracted into colors of the spectrum, by the angular edge of a mirror on the opposite wall of the studio. It was encouraging to have this light appear just as I was trying to paint it.

 

Study for a Sanctuary Painting:

 

 

The original drawing.

The grisaille drawing on the canvas with charcoal.

 

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