Sunday, May 10, 2009

Two Catholic Themed Paintings, In Progress

Two Catholic themed paintings I'm working on with quirky problems. The first is a commission for a friend-

Padre Pio with friends

The off-scale of the figures is intentional, but something isn't quite right. I suspect this because, while the device of a 'spiritually larger' figure is sound, Padre Pio is still too physical of a representation. I think I need to 'mist him up.'

Mass Card in progess

This is one of a series of images I'm donating to a monastery in Ireland for use as mass cards. The problem here is that the sunset behind the monastery looks a fire, and the fir trees look like smoke! I'll put out the fire later today, and post the original, along with a new John Paul II painting, as an Ebay auction item.