Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Fuju Persimmons

Watercolor, 5 x 7
I'm always happy when I have home grown subjects. These were as delicious to eat as they were to paint!

St. Paul and St. Francis Over Valletta, Malta

21 x 29.5 cm, watercolour and gouache, 2008.

This is another commission for the Franciscan Friars of Malta to celebrate the Pauline year and the 800th Anniversary next year of the Franciscan order. It shows Saint Paul and Saint Francis over the capital city of Malta, Valletta. St Paul is in his standard red and green colours and carries his symbolic sword, while Francis is in the traditional Franciscan habit and is preaching to the birds.