Mary Star of the Sea

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A piece I recently completed for an art show at Mary Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco.  I would say this is my homage to San Francisco, the sea, the architecture and the colors of the city have left a large impression on me.  Star of the Sea parish is a real gem, as traditional as you get without being Latin mass.  And I was delighted to discover their school is switching to a classical curriculum.

Bible Project

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For several months, I have been working on painting pictures based on the artwork from the 13th century Ramsey Psalter. I used acrylic inks on drafting vellum and glued each picture into my Bible as I finished it. There are 40 miniatures in the Ramsey Psalter, and I’m hoping to replicate  all of them. Ten pictures are completed, four are ready to paint, and I’m working on the drawings for three more. Here are three of the most recent. They are approximately 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″.

 

 

 

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Hello everyone!

I’ve been a silent member for almost a year, but I have enjoyed your work immensely!

I’m an amateur. These last two months I started learning my way into the digital world with Procreate. It has been a little bit of a struggle. But I’m happy at the prospect of a final scanner independence.

This drawing started as a sketch, but in the end I loved the sketchy nature of it. I’m a beginner but I would love your opinion in order to improve. Thank you! God bless y’all! 🙂

Virginia

Building the Way to Heaven

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Here is my favorite picture from Maura Roan McKeegan’s latest book in her typology series published by Emmaus PressBuilding the Way to Heaven: The Tower of Babel and Pentecost.

Watercolor, Acrylic inks, and colored pencil on watercolor paper.

Job Opportunity

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New Sacraments Course: Call for Applications for 20x Images

Fr Andrew Pinsent at Oxford University, also a Trustee of the Catholic Truth Society, is looking for one or possibly two illustrators to work on a 20-section (10 module) general sacraments course for children covering Confession, First Communion and early Confirmation. He is looking for 20 illustrations that have a strong sense of the holy, like some of the old 1950s illustrations in many books of that time, but brought up to date for the 21C. Please contact him if you are interested in learning more at andrew.pinsent@theology.ox.ac.uk.

Thank you so much.

Fr Andrew Pinsent

St. Ninian

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Happy Easter Season!

I thought I’d start working on a series of early Celtic saints since a quick Google search turns up a lot of Eastern style icons but not much in an insular style. Here is St. Ninian, Bishop of Whithorn, first missionary to Scotland, and Apostle to the Picts (d. 432 A.D.)

St. Ninian is carrying a Gospel book, bishop’s crozier, and his bell (the Clogrinny) used for summoning monks to pray the divine office. His vestments are modelled on the clothes in the Book of Kells, and the geometric lettering is based on the incipit from the Lindisfarne Gospels. Some of the details are a bit anachronistic, but tie him to the town of Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway where he founded the first church in Scotland, Candida Casa (the White House). The Whithorn crozier is a historic artifact owned by one of Ninian’s successors in the 12th century. He stands in the doorway of Whithorn priory’s ruins. The cross on his Gospel book is from the Latinus Stone at Whithorn.

My plan is to paint this with watercolors, but I was excited to share it once the ink was done!

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