Saturday, November 14, 2015

My Painting of Mother Mary and her Child

As some of you might already know, lately I have been working a lot with the Mother Mary Oracle by Alan Fairchild and this has inspired me to create my own rendition of Mary with several different media. Her presence in my life has opened the door again to connect to the Divine Feminine. For me she is a very familiar representation of the Mother of all things. She is gentle and loving and her being a mother, I suspect her to be strong and protective too. The Mother Mary oracle highlights so many more different aspects of her, which I am very eager to explore.

Mother Mary and Child

During my shadow work in October I’ve come to embrace the creative fire of my inner Knight of Wands and this has resulted in picking up a large canvas and painting Mother Mary and her Child. It took me quite some time to finish it because when you create something, fear is always looking over your shoulder…
(inspired by peggy apl seeds

23 comments:

  1. Wow, Ellen, this is lovely. I like how the boy gazes intently at his mother, and how her head scarf wraps around him. Well done my friend!

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    1. Thank you Bev. It was a real challenge but now it is finished I'm very content with it :)
      Hugs

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  2. Oh Ellen I love this. It's beautiful! I can see how much love and work you have put into it. I especially take notice of the flames in the red veil.Your painting puts me in mind of the old Byzantine Icon panel paintings, but so much more engaging and full of life energy. It also reminds me of the religious Mexican tablas, but again I like this so much more! Very well done! Makes me very happy!

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    1. Thank you Catherine for you lovely kind and enthusiastic comment. You know it means it means a lot to me
      PS She make me happy too :D

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    2. You have a depth of style that I hope you continue to develop!

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    3. Thank you! It's never too late to learn ☺

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    4. Never! And you are well on your way! There are many late bloomers. I think Picasso was one of them!

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  3. It just glows, well done, thank you for sharing

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    1. Thank you Sharyn and you're welcome :)

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  4. Fear may have been looking over your shoulder, but as you continued to dance in the embrace of your creative fire, it was looking with admiration, I think.
    The piece is beautiful.

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    1. I think so to Joy! :) Thank you some much for your lovely comment

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  5. I know I already told you this was beautiful on Instagram, but I am going to tell you again! I am an artist myself and I love this so much <3 xx

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    1. Well that is so kind of you to visit my blog too. :)
      So thank you so much for your lovely comments, here and on IG

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  6. This is such a gorgeous painting! What a wonderful image of Mother Mary! I really love the style of this image, especially the warm colors. Awesome work!

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    1. Thanks you so much for saying so WM. Yes the colors do suit the season rather well :D

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  7. So lovely...the earthiness and the fire-element spill seamlessly into each other. When I look at it I feel the poetry of your struggle between fear and visibility that you've shared with us and that makes this painting all the more special. It's beautiful, Ellen. She spoke through you with eloquence and love.

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    1. Thank you Rose for your giving credit to my struggle in this comment so eloquently. Yes it is true, I felt so much more connected to Her while I made this painitng and also now it is finished and I see Her all the time...

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  8. This is just stunning, Ellen! I love the direct clarity of her gaze, and the loving gaze of the child looking at her. And the colours, oh my, I can see the Knight of Wands' influence there :) The flame and the fire, the golden light, and yet also the solid groundedness and stability of the brown - wonderful!

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    1. Thank you so much Chloe!! Yes if the Knight of Wands hadn't played along she would be much more subdued. Perhaps with a white or light blue headscarf instead of this one
      I love this strong and protective aspect of her!

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  9. This is beautiful! So much love has been put in it, it's radiating it back!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words Katalin. :)

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