"Mary, Mother of Mankind"
pencil - Renee Brennan
This is Day 1 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Day's Challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta.
I started this challenge in pencil with good intentions of a painting afterwords and well shucks... time got away!! The truth is I have not been painting lately and hoping this challenge will give me a little kick in the rear to get going again...And just maybe Mary will be a painting by the end of this!
My family and I visited The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC. It is a spectacular building with small chapels devoted to several countries around the world. I love this statue of Mary with her welcoming open arms, and at her feet are votive candles that you can light with a prayer intention.
Praying for a peaceful New Year.