I suppose it's like most things, without a lot of practice I have to work at getting it to look right. My lines are just beginning to emerge. It seems odd to be doing thin in acrylic at an easel, rather than sitting and using tempera. It isn't an Icon because it's not in traditional format. More later.
I just read on RT that the Catholic Church in Holland had been the subject now of child molesting. This is so bad I don't even want to talk about it. That this is all the Catholic Church has become, a horror of child abuse. I am sure it happens everywhere else, and in other denominations.
I find in the Icon of Mary Mother and Tenderness, a desire on Mary's part a desire to sheild her child of all that the 'Church' will do to him. I can see no reson in scripture to have a celibate priesthood. Mary herself was married, and Joseph very much head of the household. He was also the father figure Jesus needed to set his example. There is no grounding for the Catholic priesthood to be single. Monks are different. They have chosen to live a celibate life without the temptations of child abuse in monastic orders.
I am a bit dopey from taking more tablets, but even now I feel so angry at what this Catholic Church of Rome does behind closed doors. I hope all children and people wh have suffered this abuse come forward, and see this awful practice, that the Catholic Church of Rome condones by cover ups.
It's about time to clean up the Church properly.