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LE SUITE GESU: DIVINE MERCY GOES DIGITAL

LE SUITE GESU: DIVINE MERCY GOES DIGITAL

This image has taken a different turn. I began this thinking I would do another etching, and I will. But it has morphed into a digital paining, and here’s the reason why. I can also create a Sacred Heart from this form, and do different…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 9TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 9TH PROOF

I thought I’d really messed this up. The proofs were coming out part ghostly and some lines were popping out and didn’t belong and I don’t know what. But I went and redrew almost everything and etched it again. Now it works. The engraving I…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING OF THE CROSS STUDY: DAY 3

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING OF THE CROSS STUDY: DAY 3

I’ve upped the ante. Something is taking off here, ascending, if I may be so bold. Of course, I’m inspired. I’ve answered Barnett Newman’s question “What do you paint?” My subject matter is not neutral, as Cezanne’s was. I can’t project my intentions onto a…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING OF THE CROSS STUDY: DAY 2

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING OF THE CROSS STUDY: DAY 2

May is the month for Mary, the Mother of God. I will this month begin an Assumption of Mary that will be released on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption. The studies and progress can be followed on this blog. I am working randomly through the…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING OF THE CROSS STUDY: DAY 1

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING OF THE CROSS STUDY: DAY 1

Today, as I write this, is the feast day of St. Catherine of Siena. She is one of my favorite saints, because she spoke to God as a friend. We should all seek to be a friend of God. I began this Carrying of the Cross as…

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LE SUITE GESU: WHAT DO WE PAINT?

LE SUITE GESU: WHAT DO WE PAINT?

In a documentary on the New York School, Barnett Newman states the problem of post-war art: what do you paint? I think the same problem exists today. Post-modernsim has created a strange conundrum in that every voice is equal. Everyone has something to say, but…

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LE SUITE GESU: EASTER FRIDAY NOTES

LE SUITE GESU: EASTER FRIDAY NOTES

Looking at the landscape, I’ve pondered why I must do what I’m doing. I’d be something of an automaton if I didn’t wonder about that. But I’m a teacher. I deal with adolescents daily, and I understand what is happening to the culture. We are…

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LE SUITE GESU: EASTER WEDNESDAY NOTES

LE SUITE GESU: EASTER WEDNESDAY NOTES

 I had to make major changes to the Crowning with Thorns/Mocking of Christ. I had a really good drawing of His chest, but it was too perfect. He looked like Mr. Universe, instead of the creator of the universe made man. Big difference.The formal, compositional…

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LE SUITE GESU: SCOURGING STUDY – DAY ONE

LE SUITE GESU: SCOURGING STUDY – DAY ONE

I got this far today. I’m using an old classical drawing trick. I’ve worked out the shapes I want and have them in outline, more like you’d see in Greek red vase painting. For the kind of print I’m doing, it makes for a good…

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