Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mary With Child

'Mary With Child'. oil on linen panel . 20 x 16 . 2007
copyright © kay eneim 2007

Pere Serra, a Spaniard and one of the most important Catalonian painters from the late 14th Century, painted the Blessed Virgin Mary surrounded by the apostles in a painting he named 'The Pentecost' (1393-1394).

I loved everything about his image of Our Lady, but preferred her isolated from Serra's painting. His painting has her surrounded by the apostles and saints...a stunning image...but here we have Our Lady with Child, presenting us with her 'fiat'.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sarah at 12

'Sarah at 12'. oil on linen panel . 11 x 14. 2008
copyright © kay eneim 2008

Our daughter, Sarah, is our youngest of five. She is now 16.
Painted last year from a photo taken when she was 12,
Rich & I could see that our 'little Sarah' was growing up too fast!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Murillo's Immaculate Conception

" Murillo's 'Immaculate Conception' "
oil on linen panel . 20 x 13 . 2008
copyright © kay eneim 2008

Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1618-1682)
was the youngest of fourteen children.
To make a living as a young man,
he painted 'sargas', cheap paintings
on rough canvas sold at country fairs
and shipped to America by traders.
This is how he gained a reputation in Spain
for the later commissions he was given.

Murillo's images of Our Lady are some of my favorites.
This painting I began in 2005.
I would put it aside from time to time
and finally completed it last year.
It was painted with the aid of the silent teacher,
Murillo, one of the masters of old.

Ave Cor Mariae!