Category: Apprentice

St. Augustine

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Hello everyone,

I am creating a piece of St. Augustine for a good friend of mine who is getting married this summer.  Here are a couple sketches of the piece.  The overall arch is inspired by the Christian quarter in Hippo where St. Augustine was bishop as well as arches like the arch of Constantine.  Much of the design work and narrative scenes were inspired by ancient Roman relief sculptures and St. Augustine’s tomb in Pavia.

Similar to the St. Cecilia piece I recently completed, I would use pen and ink, gilding, and watercolor.  Here’s an example of the last piece to get a comparison…

https://patricknunes.wordpress.com/2016/12/10/saint-cecilia/

Any feedback you could give would be most appreciated.  I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

1rst Annual Catholic Art Guild Juried Art Competition

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The Catholic Artist Guild recently announced an upcoming competition that I wanted to share with you all.  It is geared towards liturgical art and many mediums are accepted.  You can find more information in the link below.

https://www.catholicartguild.org/competitions

If you’re not familiar with the Catholic Artist Guild,  It was recently created and is supported by the Cannons Regular of St. John Cantius in Chicago.  They are a lay apostolate seeking the ‘restoration of the Sacred’.

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.