Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Our Lady of Mt Carmel




I just finished this painting today to honor Our Lady of Mt Carmel and to have it ready for her feast day on July 16th.    I have been praying novenas to her, at all different times of the year, and have received many answers to my prayers.  She never fails me.    Here is the prayer that I have been saying.

O most beautiful flower of Mt Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven,  Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity.   (Mention your need).

O Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my mother.

O holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity.   There are none that can stand your power.   O show me herein you are my mother.

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (say three times)

Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands. (say three times)   Amen

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Sacred Heart of Jesus


I feel very honored to tell you that this painting of the Sacred Heart is now on the cover of a book by Carol Eubank entitled A glimpse into my Heart, Letters to My Daughter.    It is a beautiful, deeply spiritual book of letters written about the faith and the love of The Lord.   We didn't know each other prior to this project, but we both had devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and I know that He brought us together.   I now consider her one of my sisters in Christ.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

This is the Crucifixion I painted for Holy Week, 2014



I painted this Crucifixion during Holy Week, 2014, but was concerned that it might be too modern for my sacred art blog and was unsure about posting it.   I emailed a copy out to family and friends, some of whom are artists, to get their opinion and the response was overwhelmingly positive.   My friend and fellow artist, Awilda Harrington, who just this past week had one of her paintings accepted by the Museum of Find Arts in Saint Petersburg, FL, had this to say.    "Wow . . . the reason I like it is because it is disturbing to me.   His face demonstrates sadness as well as a pensive thoughtfulness as if in a prayerful mode.  This painting has affected me more than any of your others."   After reading this and other comments, I decided to post because I wanted to share it with you, my internet friends.