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LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 1

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 1

The first proof usually doesn’t merit a trip to a scanning bed. In keeping with that, I just took a pic with a phone camera and fooled around with it on the phone’s Photoshop app. The first proof usually doesn’t merit a trip to a…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS, 3RD PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS, 3RD PROOF

This was my first episode of scraping and burnishing for this print. Because an acrylic ground requires roughing up the surface of the plate with sandpaper (300 grit), the image was pretty gray everywhere. Now it is beginning to look like somethng. Jesus is the…

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LE SUITE GESU: SCOURGING 3RD PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: SCOURGING 3RD PROOF

This is where I admit my enslavement to Rembrandt. That soldier rushing towards Jesus, I want him developed like I have seen done in prints like the 100 Gulder Print. The way the marks are layered over each other, with some being barely there, and…

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LE SUITE GESU: DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY NOTES

LE SUITE GESU: DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY NOTES

Today Pope John XIII and Pope John Paul II are canonized. They were already saints, forged in the lives they both led. Lives of holiness and an openness to the Spirit of God. I was at a marriage retreat in March, and as we were…

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LE SUITE GESU: EASTER SATURDAY NOTES

LE SUITE GESU: EASTER SATURDAY NOTES

Tomorrow is a red letter day. Two great popes are canonized on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27th. How very fitting that John Paul II is officially declared a saint on the Feast of Divine Mercy, a devotion began by the visitation of Jesus Christ to…

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LE SUITE GESU: EASTER THURSDAY NOTES

LE SUITE GESU: EASTER THURSDAY NOTES

It is quite impossible to love the Blessed Virgin Mary too much, for we can never match how much Jesus Christ loves her. She is, as Wordsworth writes, our tainted nature’s solitary boast. The Virgin Mother! whose virgin bosom was uncrost With the least shade…

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LE SUITE GESU: EASTER MONDAY NOTES

LE SUITE GESU: EASTER MONDAY NOTES

The weekend was filled with observance of Easter, but I did get something done tonight. I traced my final study onto the plate. Then I put it aside to do the real work later. It was a beautiful day and Easter morning mass was packed…

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LE SUITE GESU: EASTER SUNDAY NOTES

LE SUITE GESU: EASTER SUNDAY NOTES

I watched some programs on the Shroud of Turin this week. One of the best ones was about the Sudarium, the cloth that covered the face of Christ when he was on the cross and was wrapped around His head in the tomb. It has…

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