21.4.10

Morning Star


Inspired by Mary Macarthurs' post below, here is a Madonna I did depicting Our Lady under the title MORNING STAR from the Litany of Loreto. She is the morning star, in the spiritual sense that she is the dawn that heralds the new day, Christ.

6 comments:

Mary MacArthur said...

Beautiful lighting. Is it digital or traditional?

J.R.Howley said...

This is a digital work, a study, which I hope to paint in the traditional way on canvas or panel someday in the future. For now, it is a study. Thanks for asking.

Anonymous said...

I like the mood and painterliness.
Sophie

Maggie Mayer said...

Wow, beautiful!

Sonia Jackson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I would have never guessed it was digital. I'm sure you'll enjoy painting it again with actual paint! On a related note J.R., this is the type of imagery that inspired me when I was younger to learn about storyboard art. I had a book of the artwork that went into "The Lord of the Rings" films, and the color studies were the best part, almost like impressionistic paintings of the movie scenes. They were amazing, like yours!

R. León said...

Wow, nice. That would make an outstanding painting.