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Saint Joseph by Theophilia Saint Joseph by Theophilia
"Saint Joseph"
May 13th, 2011
About 12 Hours
Ink and Watercolors

O ST. JOSEPH, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in thee all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph, assist me by thy powerful intercession and obtain for me all spiritual blessings through thy foster Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord, so that, having engaged here below thy heavenly power, I may offer thee my thanksgiving and homage.

O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee and Jesus asleep in thine arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near thy heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for me.

This is Saint Joseph, Patron of Fathers, Husbands, Workers and Protector of Purity and special Guardian of the Church on Earth. ~BohemianBeachcomber requested that I draw St. Joseph for her (since she got my 50,000 kiriban, this is her picture request). I hope you like it! :aww: I was actually very happy when she asked me to make a piece for St. Joseph, since Ive been wanting to for a very, very long time to make something honoring the adoptive father of Jesus and the Head of the Holy Family. Poor St. Joseph, hes overlooked so often and he is so very powerful with God! So this is my little picture dedicated to him. :D

As for the picture itself, I am fairly pleased with how it turned out, especially as its becoming increasingly hot and humid here, and that always is a great detriment to my art. :XD: So I really didnt feel like working on it much this week but I decided to persist and persevere and chug through my lethargy and laziness and get it done! :w00t!: So it got done. Finally. :XD: I think on my last picture of the Divine Mercy I could have done better with the coloring so I remedied that in this piece. I think I did a much better coloring job on the gothic tracery and such. Also, I am particularly happy with how the stained glass came out on the sides. :D As for St. Joseph and the Child Jesus, Im not super happy with them, but well enough satisfied that Ill leave them alone. :XD:

For more information about St. Joseph: [link]

"Saint Joseph, patron of the universal Church, watch over the Church as carefully as you watched over Jesus; help protect it and guide it as you did with your adopted son. Amen.

Pray for us, O blessed Saint Joseph,
Friend of the Sacred Heart and Chaste Spouse of the Immaculate Virgin,
that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Saint Josephs Feast Day is on March 19th. He has another Feast day celebrating his patronage of Workers on May 1st.
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apokaliptikosolstiz Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love this one sooo much! St. Joshep is my patron saint and my favorite one too! :heart: I love gothic style, the colors and the technic that you used! Thank you so much much for making such wonderful art, and specially St. Joshep :tighthug:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!! :D I'm so very, very glad that you like it! :hug:
apokaliptikosolstiz Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love it! <3 :tighthug:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
JuanAtaquito Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh my gosh I loooooove the gothic style painting you did at the top! And the scrolls at the bottom... All well worth framing good ol' saint Joseph!
Theophilia Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!!! :hug:
Whytegriffin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love St. Joseph, and that is one of my favorite prayers to him :) the borders and stained glass are beautiful and the wounds on the Christ child's hands and feet are such an amazing touch. Beautiful.
Theophilia Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!! :iconilikeitplz:
KawaiiSweet-Nyasa Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love the borders, it's a stunning artwork! How do you manage to do such details? Do you copy it from real church borders or so?
I've been looking for drawings with such borders for inspiration because I also want to do such ones, and I found your gallery... I'm in love ♥
Keep your work up! :D
Theophilia Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :aww:

I get a lot of my inspiration from church borders, yes. :nod: I rarely ever copy directly from them though. What I usually end up doing is taking a bunch of different designs and combining various elements from all of them that I like. :nod:

Glad you like all the borders! :D
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