Saturday, October 3, 2009
I finished a painting today-Marian Garden. A traditional interpretation of the Song of Songs sees the Blessed Mother as the subject. Song of Songs 4:12-15 "[my love] is a garden enclosed...a sealed fountain. Your shoots Form an orchard of pomagranate trees, bearing most exquisite fruit: nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon with all the incense-bearing trees; myrrh and Aloes, with the subtlest odors. Fountain of the garden, well of living Water, streams flowing down from Lebanon!"
I tried to depict an enclosed garden with Mary and Jesus surrounded by the most beautiful flowering plants and a small fountain. Mary is in prayer and Jesus is emjoying the things he made on the days of creation.