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Madonna with Goldfinches by ursulav Madonna with Goldfinches by ursulav
The full title is "Madonna with Parsnip and Goldfinches" and at 12 x 24, it's a big one (at least by my standards!) I was raised Catholic, and though I abandoned that long ago, I can only assume that the guilt is still in full force, or I wouldn't have spent the days and days required to get the colored pencil texture in her robes done...

Original is for sale, send a note for pricing and availability. Prints available at Red Wombat Studio: [link]

I have this dream that someday I will be done with the art for the latest Dragonbreath book--book seven!--and then the notion of doing art at all will not make me want to throw myself screaming over the moon.
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easolinas Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Why does she have a parsnip? And why do the goldfinches want it?
GroundedTraveler Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
That is one smug looking parsnip. I wonder what it is plotting.
DivineLightAngels Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Phaldus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Of COURSE the guilt is still in full effect; Mary is the master of Jewish Mother Guilt and the ORIGINATOR and Master of Catholic Mother Guilt. You're twice doomed. :P
Touch-Not-This-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Oh, admit it, if nothing else you will ask for the last rites on your death bed. For all my troubles with my faith, I sooner or later am brought right back. I cannot read Chesterton and NOT believe... but anyway, I have oftern thought doves were overrated, just fancy pidgens. Why cant other, prettyer birds be held sacred? Further more, sould not food plants be a better representative of compassion then merely decorative plants such as roses?
lokisjester Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Hey, just a note to find out if you'd gotten my last e-mail, a week or so ago I think.
Acidum07 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whats a parsnip?
twilightsorcery Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
You can leave the religion, but the guilt stays *forever*. (sez the Baptist preacher's kid) :-P

On the other hand, those robes look fantastic.

Also her face! ... and everything else, too. :)
darkCHICKEN Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student Artist
I don't know what it is, but something about that woman's face is just amazing. I love its curves. So sublime.
malitiadixie Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Gotta love that Catholic guilt. I'm pretty sure they've brainwashed us and we've repressed the memories. All that's left is the gut wrenching feeling you get when you tell a joke about Catholism or mock the dogma, even light-heartedly.

Great work. I love the parsnip! You always make me feel like I'm walking into a dream. You're like...Lewis Carroll only with phalloi and badgers.
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