Monday, December 6, 2010

Beginning the Prayer of St. Francis

I'm very excited about this new painting. It's about 4 x 3 feet, based on a sketch done several months ago. Here, I've laid down an underpainting on black gesso as a means to block out the figure/ground relationships. 

Like the St. Theresa sketch shown in a post from a couple of days ago, I'm pursuing some ideas about self-reflection (literally) in dialogue by mystics like Francis and St. Theresa, whose relationships with God were, to my mind, really very full relationships with the self.

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