Wednesday, December 3, 2008

"Inmost Love--The Expansion Votive"

(click on the art for a larger view)
"Inmost Love--the Expansion Votive," 6" x 8", small work oil painting
on gessoed board, framed under glass.  

I painted this from photos I took inside the old chapel at San Juan Capistrano Mission of a red votive candle I lit during my visit.  The title comes from my feeling that when a candle is lighted for prayer, it's a two-way expansion:   it expands God's love for our prayers and mutually expands our inmost love--our love for God. I recommend a visit to San Juan Capistrano if you have the opportunity to visit southern California.  It is one of the most beautiful and interesting missions I have seen.  Stay tuned also for another daily painting I will be posting very shortly.


Helen Read said...


Mona Diane Conner said...

Thanks Helen.

Edward Burton said...

Hi Mona, BEAUTIFUL painting! It has such a wonderful warm glow to it and I agree, Capistrano is one of the most beautiful missions. I have tagged you!