Acrylic painting Handmaid of the Lord by Denise Gracias

Handmaid of the Lord

2016-Acrylic-30" x 24" x 1.5"

When I was walking the Camino to Santiago de Compostela, I stopped in Santo Domingo and stayed in a convent.  There was a statue of Mary outside and when I took the photo, the sky seemed to open up around her.  It inspired me to create this painting.  Mary is human like us, but through God's Grace, she is the Handmaid of the Lord.

I painted the glorious golden sky with bold strokes of white, a mixture of yellow and brown paint hues. The purplish clouds enhance Mary's regal status as Queen.  Mary is painted a navy, purple color highlighting her own humanity. Being so open and dependent on God, Her Savior, she sees herself as the humble handmaid of the Lord. Her openness and humility give God the capacity to fill her with all His Grace.

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$650.00 CAD