My private collection includes a beautiful painting entitled Coronation of the Virgin in Heaven with Angels and is based on a grand, stained glass window. If you would like to purchase gift cards please review the selection at the end of this blog. A portion of the money earned goes toward maintenance of this huge basilica edifice (below).
My first impulse was to copy all eight of the Marian windows with at least seven being of unique East European origin. However, this project has necessarily settled onto the back burner for now.
What’s next for me in this genre? I’ve admired, studied and photo-documented thousands of historical windows over the past eight years and have been on the constant lookout for exceptional larger compositions to recreate as paintings. I can tell you that there is no shortage of great window patterns but just a shortage of time for me!
The Annunciation Window. Conceived in a time of high faith, the timeless beauty of the late 19th and early 20th-century religious stained glass pictorials are particularly appreciated for their overall liturgical excellence. Only recently one such elegant window truly captured my attention and is part of a ten piece visual visual narration based on the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
My version of this scene will be painted using rich and time-tested, vibrant egg tempera colors on a 1/8" completely smooth, prepared hard panel of "16x36". Most suitable for framing. The Coronation, in comparison, measures 10.5" by 22.5" and was completed on a textured French brand paper. Like the Coronation, Annunciation will be rendered without all of the heavy lead lines and partitions that are part of stained glass window art. The halos and miscellaneous details will be burnished in real gold. More about it here.
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"...whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things." St Paul
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