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Gaudete Sunday

Gaudete Sunday


Size: 16x20

Oil on Aquaboard panel. Deeply calming. Romantic moonrise. 

I wanted to paint a painting that captured the idea of Gaudete Sunday, a liturgical holy day in the Catholic church. It’s known as the Sunday of joy. It’s celebrated on the Sunday before Christmas. The liturgical color is really unusual-- rose…aka pink. The reason for this I have heard, is that before the sun rises, the sky turns a rosy color. The anticipation of the fullness of the light of the sun, is like the joy of anticipating Christ. Since I started waking up crazy early after my daughter was born I have experienced this firsthand. It’s really beautiful, and it’s so easy to miss. The way that joy seems to come quietly, a little at a time then all at once is something known to me as well. Life changes a little and your heart can open up and be free before you even realize it happened. Like the sunrise, like Gaudete Sunday.


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Oil is a process, and one worth waiting for. Oil paintings take 6 months to fully cure before they are varnished and ready to ship. I offer my paintings upon completion instead of upon shipping readiness. You are welcome to inspect all purchased work before varnish if it's not dry.

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