Saturday, March 29, 2014

At jacob's well

I don't know how many hours I have put on this Painting but quite a few. The Subject of the meeting of the Samaritan woman with Christ at the well and the discourse between her and the Son of God has 
always been one of my favorite moments in the New Testament. 

However, not happy with the position of Christ's head and the lack of focus on the work, I have done a few things more to it. Here are the results:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Brother Gerardo of Deliceto (Fra Gerardo da Deliceto)

I found this picture on the internet of a Friar I knew when I was living in San Giovanni Rotondo at the Monastery where St. Padre Pio lived and died. His name is Brother Gerardo. He was a lay brother. His cell was next to mine. (Religious call their rooms cells, not rooms).  Here he is in the Monastery kitchen scraping off apple peels from plates. These most likely would go out to the chickens. This Brother was extremely happy. He had a perpetual smile across his face and would always greet you when you passed by. In my book CAPUCHIN DAYS I talk about some experiences I had with him.  I think he had lived there since the 1920's.

Monday, March 10, 2014

The old way of doing Storyboards

I do miss the old way of doing storyboards where one drew with real art materials on real paper.
You could hold it in your hand. It was the only original. Everything else was a copy.
Here is an old Charcoal and pen board panel from some story of mine. This goes back to 1990.