Thursday, October 29, 2015

Recent Paintings

I'm getting back into the swing of painting with oils.  Preparing for Open Studios in November.
   1.  St. Francis, Fisherman's Wharf   (Featuring sculpture by Beniamino Bufano)
   2.  Sun Cross, Mission Dolores
   3.  Kalmanovitz Hall, USF Campus   (The shadow is St. Ignatius Church)
   4.  Narthex, St. Ignatius

Friday, October 16, 2015

Prepping the proposal...

Prepping the book proposal to send out to agents and book publishers.  
 Post Script: Well, before the mailings... re-writing it, based on editing suggestions

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Another book in the works.

I am working on a children's book about Catholic-Muslim relations. The text is complete and being reviewed by an imam and a priest. Then it's onto several months of illustrating!  
2 sample pages below:

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

St. Bernadette

"St. Bernadette" 
Mixed media on paper. June 2015

Here we see St. Bernadette, on all fours, digging in the dirt, at a grotto in Lourdes, France.
No halo, no shaft of divine light, not even a trickle of spring water.  This is a display of her Faith in Action.  A friend saw this and commented that it should at least feature a twinkling of the divine, but I say, why give the viewer such an assurance? - As if to say "See?  I told you my beliefs were real.  I am not crazy to think this girl guided by Mary, for here is visual proof!"
No, we are like the observing townspeople, witnessing a driven young woman digging in the soil, like an animal, or a crazy person... or is she in fact following the Virgin Mary's instructions?
For our faith challenges us to "dig deep", and to believe what we cannot always see, even if others think we've lost our mind...

Monday, June 22, 2015

Mural Proposal

   Proposal for a mural on a parking lot wall for St. Philip the Apostle parish & school, S.F., CA.
   The design has been approved, now it's on to the budget and painting!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Blessing of the Icon

 Church of the Visitacion, San Francisco     Rev. Thuan Hoang, Pastor    April, 2015
 Icon commissioned by the Mothers Club of Church of the Visitacion.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Artwork by yours truly,
Tile manufacturing by Tile Mural Creative Arts,
Wall created and designed by Jesus Lara, Miguel Campos & myself.
Commissioned by the Mother's Club of Church of the Visitacion

Monday, March 2, 2015

Making Art for Churches

Along with writing and drawing churches, I have been blessed with the opportunities to make artwork for churches!
More information can be found here:

In Church of the Visitation, San Francisco, CA:

An altar rail, featuring painted panels depicting the four Gospel writers.
  Oak woodwork, acrylic & gold leaf paintings.
Railing design: Stefan Salinas & Toan Tieu
Carpentry & installation: Toan Tieu, with help from Tuan & Minh
Paintings: Stefan Salinas

An icon depicting the Holy Spirit descending.
  Oil and gold leaf on wood.

In St. Philip the Apostle Church chapel, San Francisco, CA:
Stained glass window featuring St. Francis & the Wolf of Gubbio.
Constructed by Hogan Studios.

Thursday, January 1, 2015