Mary's Prayer and Praise in Watercolor


This piece is Mary's Prayer and Praise. Within each hexagon of the pattern, there are the following hidden meanings: 1)  The flowers chosen are tulips and petunias. Tulips have the religious name Mary's Prayer as the flower looks like a cup pointed upward, always open to receiving the grace of God. Petunias were called Our Lady's Praise.  2) Luke 1:28 for when St. Gabriel greets Our Lady with, "Hail Mary, full of grace," is depicted by 1 golden drop of grace filling the tulip and 28 pieces creating an oval border. 3) 1 Samuel 2:1-10 is Hannah's Prayer in the Old Testament which has many similarities to Mary's prayer of praise in her Magnificat in the New Testament is shown with 1 white tulip, 2 tulip leaves and then the 10 pieces that create the tulip stem. 

After I paint or hand letter the art, I digitize them and have them printed on the following substrates:

  • 100 lb white linen paper for an elegant and high quality finish.
  • high-quality, archival grade, acid-free, 100% cotton rag, 21 mil, 340gsm cold press watercolor paper with a bright white, textured surface.
  • 230 gsm neutral-white, archival matte paper.
  • Stretched canvas on .75in pine wood stretchers is available for pieces size 8x11in and up. The canvas used is thick archival grade, poly-cotton blend canvas to provide greater durability, and the canvas is pH neutral and acid free so it will not yellow over time

Your print is packaged in a sturdy cardboard mailer or tube to ensure it is delivered safely to your door. Frames and props are not included in your purchase. 

This paper and canvas matches Rose Harrington's commitment to deliver the best possible product. 

All products at Rose Harrington are made in the USA. These are printed to order so processing is up to two weeks in addition to shipping time.



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