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I was Waiting For This Night

I was Waiting For This Night


Size: 18x24


Oil on Aquaboard panel. Magical realism. Serene glow. 

I found the blue chapel interiorly illuminated. A single worshipper off to the side. Have you ever been here before? The map won’t take you here. I am consumed by longing, my hand is grasping the rail. Just stay until morning. The tabernacle glows. You can walk in or stay in the doorway, it’s up to you. The blueness is like a sea, a wash of light over the body. There is surely someone else inside. -CGM

The painting pictured here, is the blue adoration chapel at Old St. Mary's in Fredericksburg, Texas. It is impossibly serene. Most churches I have been to with stained glass produce a kaleidoscope of reflections, but this place has all blue glass and it creates a blue wash over the entirety of the white interior. I saw this chapel at night and the illumination of incandescent light produced unusual colors that were exciting, inviting and almost surreal. I Was Waiting For This Night, is about deep longing for God. This chapel's portrait is exactly the feeling of opening that door into my own deep Catholic faith, strangely inviting, strangely magical, strangely unreal.

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Dry and Ready to ship by March 2024

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.

Complimentary professional framing and shipping. My preferred framing partner is Framebridge, you can select the frame you like, or allow me to design a framing style for you. Either way it's no cost to you. Every Framebridge order comes with the hanging hardware you need to hang your piece right away. All you need to get your art on the wall is a hammer and a level. If you wish to use your own framer I can ship the art directly to you. 

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