Newest painting. This one is called “Deposition with Butterflies”, and is based on the painting, The Deposition by Rogier Van der Weyden. Van der Weyden’s painting is a masterpiece of Christian art showing overwhelming grief in the faces of the subjects. The size of the original is about 87″ x 103″ (or approximately life-sized). My painting focuses on Mary (a seagull) with all of the faces of the other figures cropped out. My painting is technically only 5″ x 5″ as the rest is the border of an inch all the way around. I could go on and on about the original painting which can be found on Wikipedia here: Deposition
“Deposition with Butterflies”, watercolor and 23.5K gold leaf on paper. 7″x7″. Latin translation: Attend and see if there be any sorrow like my sorrow.
Saint George and the Dragon. Watercolor and 23.5K gold leaf on D’Arches paper. The Latin translation is: “Here there be dragons”.
Funny story. I finished this painting on Friday and was walking home after the gym with clothes under one arm and groceries in one hand and this painting in a clear plastic bag in the other hand. I got to the school near my house when I realized that the painting was missing! It had fallen out of the bag on the way home. I ran back to the studio asking people, “have you seen a painting”? No one had seen anything. I found it face down in the dirt by the duck pond and it was immaculately clean. A miracle maybe?