Christus factus est pro nobis obediens usque ad mortem
Christ became obedient for us unto death—From the Gradual for Maundy Thursday, based on Philippians 2:8
On Monday of Passion Week Gwyneth began working on a commission for a Pietà with Saints John and Mary Magdalen. The first step was meeting with each model individually for a pencil or charcoal study. Each of these drawings was completed in under two hours. The completed Pietà will be about two feet high by four feet wide in oil on linen. It should be completed early this summer. The entire process will be documented and shared on GwynethThompsonBriggs.com.
After building a frame and stretching and preparing Belgian linen, Gwyneth blocked in the figures loosely from her preparatory studies. She has now begun the process of observing each model again to refine each figure.