Finished Commission for Jamaica Plain Parish

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Jamaica Plain, Oil on Canvas, 16″ x 20″ ©Michelle Arnold Paine

I am pleased to be able to share the completed painting for Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. I worked on this painting through the spring and finally finished in July. I love being able to share my love for church architecture with a living community. The painting has been printed into notecards for sale for the benefit of the parish.

I made a drawing while working on the painting, to better understand how the light moves through the space. Click here to see the painting in progress from a past blog entry.

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Jamaica Plain, Ink on Matboard, 5″ x 7″ ©Michelle Arnold Paine

Architecture and landscape tell the stories of the people who live, work, and worship there, and I seek out the opportunity to tell those stories visually. It can be a priceless gift  to commission or purchase a unique artwork which tells the story of a significant community for many individuals. A person’s sacramental history – Baptism, Confirmation, and Marriage – can be such important milestones in a person’s life. You can view another church commission project on a previous blog post.

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