"Wonder Works on Paper" is the title of the upcoming exhibit of my Marian paintings. I can't wait to see them all in one place! The one at the left, "Do Not be Afraid," was inspired by a photo by Trevor Irwin who runs the Philadelphia Mission. To see his website, and for more recent Marian paintings, please scroll down.
"Let it be to Me" © Donna Pierce-Clark
In any culture, Motherhood is precious.
We live and die for our children.
And no where else, than the remote villages of Africa and India is this self-sacrifice more evident.
Trevor Irwin, of Philadelphia Mission, provided the photographic rights for this painting.
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Thank you, Trevor, and my the Lord bless you and your efforts to feed and clothe the children we cannot.
"Sweet Dreams" © Donna Pierce-Clark
Critiques! Ever had one? Sometimes they are helpful, sometimes not. Since I was not feeling well and not able to get to classes this week, one of my students volunteered for a critique. It was fun and gave me a little bit to do on my "day off." Below, a critique of two paintings by Phil Jones:
"Poppies" ©Phil Jones
"Basking in The Son" is another in the Marian Series. Motherhood and Mary, the mother of Jesus, are synonymous. In any culture, Motherhood is Motherhood. We live and die for our children. And no where else, than the remote villages of Africa and India is this self-sacrifice more evident. Trevor Irwin, of Philadelphia Mission, provided the photographic rights for this painting. To see more about his mission, please Click Here. Thank you, Trevor, and my the Lord bless you and your efforts to feed and cloth the children we cannot. To see this painting in a larger format, please click here.
"At the Feet of Jesus" Please leave comments below.
"Treasure Island," oil on canvas panel, was painted at Treasure Island Park in Troy, Ohio. The sun was just beginning it's descent, and the clouds were quickly darkening, so I was painting rather quickly! A lovely little park on the Great Miami River in Troy, Treasure Island Park offers a gentle view of the bridge and the courthouse tower. For more information and to see a larger version of this painting, please click here.
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The surface of TREASURE ISLAND is slightly textured, and is painted in oils on a rigid canvas panel (not stretched canvas). However, my favorite support (and now Dennis's favorite as well) is made by a company called Ampersand. These panels are made of masonite and are therefore absolutely rigid. They are treated with several coats of gesso, then sanded several times to create a very smooth surface. I enjoy the "bounce" that comes with "stretched" canvas; but having had one of my paintings succumb to a hole being poked through it, I quickly switched to a harder surface: Ampersand. For other surfaces, see this video by Justin Clayton discussing painting supports.
"At the Feet of Jesus"
© Donna Pierce-Clark
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