Month: April 2017

Illuminated St. Cecilia Illustration

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Here is an illustration of St. Cecilia for my goddaughter.  I used watercolor, pen and ink, and gold leaf.  The composition and details are inspired by mosaics in St. Cecilia’s church in Rome.  The crown of red roses and her red garment symbolize her martyrdom while the white lilies and white shawl symbolize her purity.

 

   

 

 

Passion Sunday

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I finished this drawing of “The Man of Sorrows” in time for Passion Sunday.  This is one of those rare subjects that is traditionally represented the same way in both Eastern icons and Western paintings/ woodcuts.  It was possibly inspired by the Shroud of Turin (previously known as the Image of Edessa before it was taken from Constantinople by Crusaders.)

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