Jason Jenicke's Fine Arts




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11"x13.75" Print: $35.00 

8.125"x6.5" Print: $15.00 



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Father Vince Kirsche from the St. Lawrence Center in Lawrence, Kansas, first commissioned me to paint this portrait, for many reasons.  He wanted a painting that would primarily speak to the youth, symbolic of being welcomed into the church, just as Elizabeth welcomed the visiting Mary. It is also intended to express the importance of the women's role in  the church along with showing support for pro-life issues.  

Mary is shown touching the belly of the pregnant Elizabeth, since the Scripture passage in Luke 1: 39-45 indicates that upon Mary's greeting, "the baby leapt in her womb."  The painting is representative of what the landscape would have looked like and the trails indicate the great distance Mary traveled to reach Elizabeth.