Category: Finished Projects

Watercolor for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

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Vergós Group - Saint Augustine Meditates on the Trinity when the Child Jesus Appears before him - Google Art Project

Vergós Group – Saint Augustine Meditates on the Trinity when the Child Jesus Appears before him. 1470-1486

This past week Gwyneth Thompson-Briggs was asked to complete a privately commissioned painting of St. Augustine for a priest who has an upcoming audience with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Champaigne, Philippe de - Saint Augustin - 1645-1650

Philippe de Champaigne – Saint Augustine. 1645-1650

The costume is based on gothic depictions of St. Augustine wearing cope, gloves, and mitre over an Augustinian habit. He is shown holding a flaming heart – a symbol also incorporated by the great artist, Philippe de Champaigne.

A habit and vestments were borrowed from Fr. Peter Gori, O.S.A., Fr. John Brancich, F.S.S.P., and the Diocese of Manchester. After completing several sketches of the model wearing the individual elements, the finished painting emerged.  St. Augustine bends over his Confessions while clutching a flaming heart.  The finished watercolor is 5 x 8 inches, mounted in a a vintage 11 x 15 inch frame.

2017 Paschal Candles by Brightly Hude

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Hey All!

 

I just thought I’d share the Paschal Candles that I painted this year.  This is my third year painting them, and I get more requests each year.  I came up with a faster process (with the help of a Cricut machine) to enable me to do so many in a timely fashion (they take 2-3 working days each, now).  If anyone wants to learn more, just give me a shout.

 

-Adalee

Four Painted Paschal Candles

Detail of 2 candles.

Detail of 2 candles.

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