Sunday, May 25, 2014

Happy Birthday St. Padre Pio

On this day in 1887, St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina was born. Here he is in the Monastery garden of Our Lady of Grace - probably late 1950's.. I walked in that same place many times when I lived there.

Happy Birthday St. Padre Pio.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

constant reflection

A small sketch from my sketchbook. It is of a woman caught in the moment of reflecting on the mysteries of Eternal Life; what lay ahead for one that moves ever closer to the moment of separation from this world. We must all face this at some point.

Monday, May 5, 2014

a couple of small oil paintings on panel done in the last year.

John's Vermeer - 9 x 12 in. Oil on panel.

My wife said she was 'comissioning' me to do a painting. I figured maybe a nice little landscape. She said; " I want a Vermeer." Gulp! I can't copy a Vermeer, I said. Just try, do your version of it, she said. Well, here are the not so great results.