Thursday, August 21, 2008

Santa Ana Retablo

Santa Ana ~ Retablo on wood
purchased at Spanish Market
Santa Fe New Mexico ~ 2008

This is the most beautiful piece of art I have ever
acquired. The first in what I hope is many. The
colors are so soft, up close it is velvety.

She is the patron saint of mother and children
and families.

May you, your children and your family
find joy and happiness today.


Kim said...

...and everyone who has a mother, right? :)

This is so very beautiful, indeed. Those fabulous Spanish Markets are truly amazing, I think.

And this choice is one which is perfect for such a nurturing person as yourself.

Thank you so much, Paula!

sukipoet said...

I love retablos. This one is beautiful and i didnt know that about Santa Anna. I stayed in both Santa Fe and Taos a few times, but didnt know about the Spanish market. Hmmm, a reason to return.and thank you for the good wishes.

qualcosa di bello said...

just beautiful!! i am guessing that this is St. Anne, mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

your blessing is also beautiful, appreciated & prayed right back to you!

San said...

That is truly beautiful, Paula. The colors are rich, and the way the figures seem to be peering from between parted curtains is charming. And those soulful eyes.

Are you coming to Indian Market?