Saint Joseph Maumee Watercolor

By August 15, 2019August 3rd, 2020Architecture, Art and Faith, Commissions, Painting

A Special Anniversary Gift

It’s beautiful to directly serve people using my gifts.  I have a duty as an artist to help others fulfill the need we all have for beautiful images in our lives. I’m so pleased to release this image of Saint Joseph Parish in Maumee, Ohio.

St Joseph Maumee Watercolor in Progress

St. Joseph Maumee Watercolor in Progress ©Michelle Arnold Paine

Saint Joseph Maumee

After I painted the Historic Church of Saint Rose in Perrysburg last year, a local family suggested a painting of Saint Joseph Parish across the river as a special anniversary gift. Her parents were married at St. Joseph Parish in Maumee, Ohio. Since they are still parishioners there, she thought a painting of the historic church would be a memorable gift to celebrate their years together. The architecture of churches communicates the eternal, where God comes to earth. The sacrament of matrimony celebrates the coming of God to earth in a different way. A painting provides a unique way to commemorate and celebrate a wedding story.

St. Joseph Church is visible as you cross the bridge over the Maumee River between Perrysburg and Maumee. As a result, it is really a landmark for downtown Maumee and the many people who pass through.

Art and Community

I have already experienced a lot of affection for Saint Joseph Parish from the family who asked me to make this painting for an anniversary. Since churches are centers for people to gather in faith and mark the milestones of life together, naturally one relationship leads to another. I look forward to encountering more people in my community through this painting.

In the process of  painting this historic 19th century Maumee church I noticed many details of fine craftsmanship.  In particular the brickwork and tile around the main entrance are especially beautiful .

St Joseph Maumee Watercolor

St. Joseph Maumee, Watercolor on Paper, 2019 ©Michelle Arnold Paine Click to Purchase

This family was able to come together to commemorate a special anniversary with a custom painting. I can do the same for your family as well! Contact me to capture the beautiful sacred spaces of YOUR life as well. Whether that be a wedding or the sacraments of Baptism or First Communion, an heirloom painting can bring the memories into your home.  Prints of Saint Joseph Parish can be shipped ready to hang with a mat and frame. Choose the best look for your space here:  https://shop.michellepaine.com/saint-joseph-maumee