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Patron Saints Family Icon
June 12th 2018
Ink and Watercolor
11x14 inches
26 1⁄4 Hours


"The saints have no need of honor from us;
neither does our devotion add the slightest thing to what is theirs.
Clearly, if we venerate their memory, it serves us, not them.
But I tell you, when I think of them, I feel myself inflamed by a tremendous yearning...
Therefore, we should aim at attaining this glory with a wholehearted and prudent desire.
That we may rightly hope and strive for such blessedness, we must above all seek the prayers of the saints.
Thus, what is beyond our own powers to obtain will be granted through their intercession."

~ from a Sermon by St. Bernard of Clairvaux

This is a commission I just finished for a client who wanted an image of all the patron saints of his family as a gift for his parents' anniversary. The saints are the Holy Family in the middle (St. Joseph, behind the chair, with the Virgin Mary seated with the Baby Jesus on her lap); with St. Michael the Archangel at the top with his sword and scales; St. Benedict of Nursia with the crosier, book and raven (top left); Padre Pio kneeling with his rosary (bottom left); St. Francis of Assisi with his hands crossed over his breast (top right); and St. Therese of Lisieux kneeling with his crucifix and roses (bottom right). 
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A-Little-Tea-Rat Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Very stunning :heart:
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
 An absolutely superb Icon, good Theophilia!Clap 
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TheApprentice225 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
My word, how on earth do you stay sane adding so much incredible detail to your pictures!?!
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AlexVanArsdale Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Awesome! This is really cool. You capture the looks of the saints perfectly. At a glance you can tell who each one is. Great job!
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LouLou2807 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS IS SO GORGEOUS!!!😍😍😍😍😍😍 That angel with the scales and the badass armor is Michael?
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BohemianBeachcomber Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Beauteous!  :love:

Do you think you could classify this as a Sacra Conversazione?
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MasterDoodleJoe80062 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Beautiful... as always!
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szynszyla-stokrotka Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I am speechless!  That's amazing!!!  You did an awesome job, as always.  The details are beautiful!!!
Its really nice of your client to buy this sort of gift for their family.
St. Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower <3  - my confirmation Saint <3
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Armchair-Commenter46 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
DEUS VULT 
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viciousN Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Wow! Yes, this is the stuff I have been looking for. Thank you for posting all these lovely icons!
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deng-li-xin32 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
This is beautiful! 
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alejo918 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
This is beautiful, I love this artwork as the sermon of the artwork's description, keep going: 10/10
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NimwenHabareth Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Heart 
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Hope-Star Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!!!
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akiestar Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I wonder what this would look like as stained glass. This is too good! Heart 
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stevemacqwark Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
This is lovely.
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rhunel Featured By Owner 6 days ago   General Artist
Beautiful!!  Great work!!
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Watchful-Archer Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Great art
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morbiusx33 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Divine! :-)
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Marvellous work. Your art is always impressive, this is up there with your best stuff. Fine attention to detail, good balance and composition, clever, orderly design, serious treatment of the subject matter, and a strong sense of spirituality. Brilliant and beautiful. Thanks for letting us see it.
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RoseHarmony Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, wow!!! That's amazing!! Now i'm wondering about ordering a couple for some friends of mine. :D
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SuperiorGlokta Featured By Owner 6 days ago
When your family is holy
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Joepegasus Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Professional General Artist
What size?
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done.
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ShadowSpyProductions Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Filmographer
Did you take classes for iconography?
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reactarot Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Great!!
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RKlingbeil Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!
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RealGilbertGan Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!
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SlapdashWorkshop Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
Awesome!
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PhilowenAster Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Nice image!
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