Friday, December 28, 2012

"Of Fra Angelico's 'The Annunciation' "

"Of Fra Angelico's 'The Annunciation' "  22.5" x 30.5"
oil on wood panel
© 2012 kay eneim
not for sale

... no impasto on this one. I wish you could see how the layers of glazing appear in real life... a photo just can't convey that translucence.

Though Fra Angelico painted many versions of "The Annunciation", he painted this particular composition sometime between 1438 to 1445.

He was the foremost artist of his time... even so, he remained a simple, holy man.

Monday, December 24, 2012

'Of Mengs' Adoration of the Shepherds'
© 2008 kay eneim

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Painting Outside

© 2012 kay eneim

I left the house before dawn last week... to paint at Saguaro Lake.

It's just about the most perfect time of year to paint 'en plein air'... the crisp nip in the air... so peaceful and quiet... and the shadows long for a longer time in the day (that's a nice thing)... and no snakes!

It was incredibly beautiful.

Even though the painting wasn't finished before I had to leave... it couldn't have been a nicer way to start the day... incredibly beautiful it was.

I might just 'have' to go back to the same spot to finish that painting.

It might help as a way to take in all that is good and beautiful... and to remember the love we have for each other... especially for those who are suffering so greatly at this time... bearing such horrific tragedy.

May God give them the graces to cope with their great loss.