Madonna with Parsnip and Goldfinches

The title came to me in the middle of the night. My Catholic upbringing got me most of the way through it, and sheer bloody-mindedness got me the rest of the way, because on a 12 x 24, there is a whole lot of colored pencil work getting the robe textures to pop.

12 x 24, mixed media

Prints are available! Original is also for sale—send a note for price and availability and all that good stuff.

This is the first painting I’ve done for myself in ages…in the middle of the Dragonbreath art death march for book 7, and I’ve had no motivation of any kind to work on art outside of it. I’ll be glad when I’m done and the spark comes back…

  • reply Ellis ,

    I’m just so awestruck and amazed that you drew a Madonna who actually looks Jewish and like she grew up an ancient Israeli poor girl I’m a little beside myself.

    I can get that the medievals drew her white because a lot of them had never seen an Israeli so if they drew her that way the common people wouldn’t have been able to relate to her but most of today’s cleaned up white toast version just leave me going meh.

    Finally, a Mary that looks like Mary. What a concept, eh?

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