The Annunciation

The Annunciation

Artist

SAMUEL SHELTON

Category

FIGURATIVE

 

The painting is a depiction of Mary receiving the news that she was to bear Christ. In the biblical account, Mary goes through two conflicting emotions; the first being that she was troubled which I wanted to portray in the somewhat blank and open stare and the other reaction was a solemn resignation to the will of God which I wanted to portray in the subdued posture and folding of the hands. The goal of the painting is simply to glory in the fact that when the fullness of time had come, Christ was born of a woman, and born under the law to redeem those who were under the law.

 

The Annunciation

30 x 40 Oil on panel