Filipina Maria

18×24” oil on stretched canvas; click on painting for purchase information.

Stylized like folk art of the Philippines, this Mary, Mother of Jesus is dressed in a traditional handpainted skirt. Her costume is a blend of Spanish and Philippine traditional attire which often emerge together when the people “dress up” for grand occasions. Among the Catholic Filipinos, she is lovingly called, “Mama Mary.” Since bright color is celebrated, I had no qualms about surrounding her with it in this painting.

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