Here are some versions of the Pietà (Italian word meaning “pity”, here referencing the image of the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Christ). It’s a traditional religious subject, & while I’m not a religious person, I find it a poignant image to work with. Here are some of my versions:
Above, Pietà, 2011, brush & ink on paper, 23.5″ x 18″.
Above: small study in ink & acrylic on cardboard, 8″ x 5.75″ approx.
Above: Head for a Pieta, 2011, ink & acrylic on paper, 14″ x 11″ approx.
Above: Pietà, 2010, ink & acrylic on cardboard, ink & acrylic on cardboard, 11″ x 8.5″ approx.