Mary Working Print
This is a 5x7 print from artist Leanne Bowen.
Here's what she says about this piece:
"This watercolor painting is off of a famous oil painting of "The Polish Madonna" by Piotr Stachiewi. A friend reached out to me awhile back asking to recreate this image because prints were no longer in circulation. I truly believe this man captured Mary indescribably well. Honored to carry out Piotr's beauty to world, I wanted to create a watercolor rendition capturing Mary's beauty and Jesus's innocence. May many hearts continue to be transformed and brought to Jesus and Mary through the beauty of art and creation.
Everyday must have been a new fiat for Mary. First to the angel of course. A gentle yes to a huge unknown. I imagine the warmth of the Holy Spirit rushing upon her- a fire of love welling up within her. Her entire being taken by the grace of God’s closeness.
Each day after she must have had to approach God for guidance. How do I bear your son into the uncertainty of this world around me? His courage quelled her fear.
And then she had to keep saying yes. Her family must of questioned her about her pregnancy. Maybe Joachim and Anne always knew she would do great things but this had to be a bit out there even for them. Her courage was steadfast because the Lord asked something of her. We can do anything when we know it’s of the Lord."