Tuesday, July 29, 2008

An "older" Mary...


I was drawing this Mary from an image I found on line Sunday. She came out appearing somewhat older than the painting. The image on line was copyrighted so not being able to copy it for wallpaper, I decided I would attempt to draw it. I've not the talent of my brother, or a good friend of mine, Matt, but she's been "growing on me" the last couple of days, so I thought I'd share her on my blog. We don't often see images of Mary as a "middle-aged" woman, but yet she must have been 45-46-47 or so when Jesus died, so I wonder if my drawing came out this way by some 'divine design?' Not that I'm equating myself with gifted artists by any means, but there's "something about" this Mary that comforts me in a different way than other images, which are by far much more pulchritudinous. I have titled this, "Mary, pray for us" and now pray . . .

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us
sinners now, and at the hour or our death.

3 comments:

Kim said...

That's a beautiful drawing, Susie. You really captured something in her expression. Such a solemn, pondering expression. Just beautiful.

Joyful Catholics said...

Thank you so much, Kim. I've now made it more my "own" in that I've added her Immaculate Heart. I had "my Mary" on the table while eating breakfast yesterday, and one by one the waitresses came over to comment. One even asked if I was selling it, and how much it was! I was so surprised. That's never happened to me before!

I was w/ my friend, who works at Gloria Deo Catholic bookstore, she said they'd be glad to sell prints! So I guess if anyone out there would like to see/buy the redone version,with her "heart"...they can write me. I do have to say, with her heart, it's made all the difference! I love Mary's Immaculate Heart, that beats with such maternal love as to draw us to her Son, via a Mother's hand and embrace.

Kim said...

Well, hey! Go for it! Susie the Iconographer!