Two new paintings. Both measure 7″x7″ and are watercolor and gold leaf on paper.
Saint Justina is the second painting in a series with Saint Cyprian (The Magician). It would seem that Cyprian dabbled in black magic in order to win the heart of Justina, who was pure of heart. Of course the magic didn’t work. In fact, Justina was so pure of heart that she often appears with a unicorn. In my painting, I made little Dobby, my dog, the unicorn. He is a very special and strange creature. The Latin translation is: “Love Conquers All”.
Saint Catherine. This painting was done a few weeks ago but I am just getting around to posting it. The Latin translation is: “She Flies on Her Own Wings”.
Saint Brigid. 7″x7″, watercolor and gold leaf on paper. Latin translation: If you want to be loved, love. This painting was inspired by the Da Vinci painting called “Lady with the Ermine”.
The first photo is from today. The others are from the internet. Alfonso is currently starring in the Netflix series Sense 8, and also in the Exorcist. He was very kind to spend so much time taking photos with his many fans.
Blessing Jesus. Watercolor and 23.5K gold leaf on paper. It measures 7″x7″. The Latin translation is: I am what you will be!
Here are the latest in the Sacred Bird series. I have been remiss in posting these to my website so I will get that taken care of here. Thanks goes to Paul Haverkamp for having me revisit the series. I am now up to 55 paintings in the series!
The Baptism (John the Baptist, Jesus, and attending angel). 7″x7″, watercolor and 23.5K gold on paper. Latin: Water of life.
Death. 7″x7″, watercolor and 23.5K gold on paper. Latin: Remember man that you come from dust and unto dust you will return.
Saint Genesius. 7″ x 7″, watercolor and 23.5K gold on paper. Latin: Be who you are.
The Last Judgement. Watercolor and gold leaf on paper. It measures 7″x7″. The Latin translation is, “The stars incline us they don’t oblige us”. I am always so surprised when the gold leaf is photographed and it turns out looking black when in reality is it so shiny. The first letters “A” and the stars and moon are 23K gold leaf. I used to scan the paintings before the gold leaf and I might need to go back to doing just that in the future.
A little watercolor painting of lips for a portrait class.
This is the newest of the “Sacred Bird” paintings. The Black Madonna is 7″x7″ and is watercolor and 23K gold leaf on paper. The Latin translation reads: I am black and beautiful. I realize that in the painting, the Madonna has a raven’s head and a pink body but that is because the painting is inspired by a painting of a European woman and her little baby. I found myself thinking that if I paint him pale (as I usually do), which makes me laugh, I should paint her to match. Oh, the decisions we artist must face. I call her black because her head is black.
Paintings of Bart and Blake. Thanks Andy for the photo! The skyline of San Miguel de Allende is the background for both paintings.
Tracy King opened her new studio last night and it was wonderful. It is located at the Fabrica la Aurora. It is such a beautiful gallery. A good time was had by all!!!