Thursday, April 01, 2010

CREATIVE TUESDAY: EASTER


( Pieta` )


I was so thrilled with this Creative Tuesday Theme, Easter. This is such a beautiful celebration of Resurrection, redemption, rebirth, and renewal. It was fantastic timing because I had another project underway that fit perfectly with this theme. Our church issued a call to parish artists to create art for the stations of the cross, to use at our Good Friday service. I chose the 13TH station( 9th in some other observations), Jesus taken down from the cross. It didn't take long for me to know where to find artistic inspiration for this piece. I turned to two Pieta's, one of course by Michelangelo and the other by Carracci. The latter of which I drew the most inspiration from, with the poses of Christ and Mary. I used Michelangelo's work to inspire Mary's garment and head covering. I rendered the drawing with Derwent Graphic pencils on acid-free Strathmore smooth drawing paper.

The artwork will be on display at our church through Easter Sunday when after the service, there will be a silent auction for all the works. The proceeds will be donated to our mission team's Haiti relief trip.

Have a wonderful Good Friday and a very blessed Easter!

18 comments:

ChaChaneen said...

Wow Rebecca, that takes my breath away. Absolutely beautiful! Have a blessed Good Friday!

Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

What a wonderful contribution to the Good Friday service at your church! You are so talented - thanks for sharing your work with the blogosphere.
Hope you have a wonderful Easter.

Mmm said...

WOW!!! So detailed and intricate. This must have taken you for ages!! I love the way you've lightened and darkened the lines in places, like on Christ's toes, and Mary's hand. Beautiful. And yes, what an incredible contribution the the auction. They are very blessed to have such a contribution and an illustrator of your calibre. I am blown away. Thank you for adding this to Creative Tuesday's Easter.

Christine said...

oh my goodness, this is stunning Rebecca, wow

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh dear Rebecca this is real artistic work. Your shading is great. I would be afraid to ever try to undertake something like that. Easter blessings.
QMM

La Petite Gallery said...

Have a wonderful Easter Sunday.
Beautiful ind inspiring post...

yvonne

Rebecca said...

Thank you all so much for such kind comments!


Have a wonderful Easter!

lissa said...

wow! great drawing and wonderful details and shading

Annie said...

Breathtaking.

Sandy said...

Inspirational and emotional! Thank you Rebecca

Protege said...

I love Michelangelo's Pieta, it is a masterpiece unlike any other...
But with that said, look at this!!! I am so impressed, what a beautiful artistic work, STUNNING!
I lack words... This is impeccable in every way..
Hope you had a lovely Easter,
xo
Zuzana

newgiraffecity said...

wow - what an image!

Lizzie said...

You are one talented woman! Whoa!! Seriously. How long did it take you to create something so beautiful?

Rebecca said...

Thank you all for such positive comments!

Lizzie, thank you so much. I spent about 22 hours on the piece. I loved every minute of it, though.

Katherine said...

Oh My! Rebecca this is amazing! What a wonderful piece of art! You are a very talented artist!

Bachelor said...

YOU ARE SO TALENTED!!!! This is beautiful!
:) The Bach

Blog Princess G said...

What a beautiful drawing! You talented, tea-loving woman!

Kold_Kadavr_flatliner said...

Bravo, girly! I certainly shall see you Upstairs for my BIG-OL party --- Is that Brahms? Beethoven? I hear? That'd be a gorgeous song to hold you in my arms to. Can't wait. God bless.