I can't think of a more fitting subject to paint this time of year -- but to be honest, the Madonna is my favorite subject of all regardless of the time of year. I never know what style I'm going to paint her - impressionistic, old-world, modern, Day of the Dead -- but regardless of the style, I so love painting her. My favorite way is in an old-world style, on wood, it is so remnant of the masters and results in such a deeply religious look.
Here are some samples of recent and past works. The two old-world examples recently sold out of the Casitas Del Pueblo gallery in Whittier CA. The 3rd, I painted for my daughter -- Madonna as a young girl, virginal, precious.
Enjoy, and once again -- Happy Holidays!!