Madonna, Cathedral Headstop
© Regina Hona
41 x 41 cm (16″x16″); unframed
oil on stretched linen (This painting can be hung as is without a frame.)
This stone sculpture is one of the many headstops over doorways and windows at Melbourne’s Cathedral. I felt I had returned to the roots of my early training painting this subject and enjoyed the tonal, almost monochromatic effects of light and shade whilst painting it. Unfortunately the image does not show the beautiful brushstrokes and paint transparency in some sections.