Mountain Mother – Our Lady of Montserrat

Our Lady of Montserrat 2 web

Painted following my visit to Montserrat in November 2018. This Black Madonna, Our Lady of Montserrat, is patron saint of Catalonia and sits in a monastery high up in the clouds. Rather than sharp serrated rocks, the mountain reminded me of the smooth pads of fingers, so I drew the mountain as a great hand of the earth mother, cradling her image. Copyright Nic Phillips 2019 (watercolour pencil 8in x 8 in)

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