Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saint Catherine

There's a funny thing about this painting. I was sitting out on my deck waiting for my next painting to come to me. I got an urge to look at my photos from when I was in Italy last September specifically the photo of the statue of St. Catherine located near St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. I found my photo and fell in love with the imagery all over again. I decided to look up St. Catherine before I started painting and it turns out she was canonized and recognized on the day of her death - April 29th which turns out was the same day I thought of her and started the painting. If you believe in odd coincidences then I guess that is what you would call it - I personally believe in synchronicity.
This lovely lady just sold to an Etsy buyer. She has a great website called and you might want to check it out.
I am really glad she has found a good home. One of the things I really love about this painting is that her hair is shown and flowing. That is a little daring for a Saint!
Have a great Saturday everyone!


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  2. Hi, sorry I deleted my last comment. I messed up on my spelling. That's what I get for being in a hurry.

    Carrie, I love your art work! The colors pop and your figures have great character. I hope you do very well. I found you on eBay.