New Large-Scale Commission Completed by Henry Wingate

by David Clayton on July 15, 2014

New Large-Scale Commission Completed by Henry Wingate

Artist Henry Wingate has just completed a large-scale commission for St Mary’s in Piscataway in southern Maryland. Based in rural Virginia, Wingate studied with Paul Ingbretson in New England and with Charles Cecil, in Florence, Italy. Both Ingbretson and Cecil studied under R H Ives Gammell, the teacher, writer, and painter who perhaps more than […]

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Learn Botanical Painting - Another Option for those Who Want to Learn to Draw and Paint

My friend Nancy Feeman who has written occasionally for this blog has now started her own blog. This article about botanical painting is very interested. She told me recently about her experiences of learning botanical painting and drawing at a class in Massachusetts and I was enthusiastic to see her write about it. I was fascinated […]

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A Model for A Cultural Center for the New Evangelization

Going Local for Global Change. How About a Chant Cafe with Real Coffee ..and Real Chant? There is a British comedienne who in her routine adopted an onstage persona of a lady who couldn’t get a boyfriend and was very bitter about it (although in fact as she became a TV personality beyond the comedy routines, […]

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Just Because I Like It, It Doesn't Mean It's Good

If I can’t trust my taste in food, can I trust my taste in art? I like chocolate cake. I don’t know for certain, but I am guessing that there aren’t many nutritionist out there who would argue that chocolate cake is good food. So here’s the point. If the food I like isn’t necessarily […]

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Neo Beuronese Sacred Art from San Diego

by David Clayton on June 27, 2014

Neo Beuronese Sacred Art from San Diego

Thanks to Roberto for pictures of this work by Enzo Selvaggi in San Diego, California. Enzo is an artist based in the US who has a team of designers and artisans in his atelier. (While the work is impressive, I would make the comment that the website is hi-tech to the point of being confusing – […]

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A Weekend on Sacred Art and the New Evangelization, a Five-Day Icon Painting Class in Kansas City

July 11-13, and July 14-18…still some places left. I am very excited to announce a brand new residential weekend program: Dr. Caroline Farey, from England, will be presenting,  Sacred Art and the New Evangelization, in Kansas City, Kansas.  It precedes a five-day painting class in which students can learn the style of the English School of St Albans of 13th […]

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Making the Workplace Beautiful - A Seascape in Oakland, CA

I now have some pictures of the seascape I painted for Ray Tittman, a Catholic lawyer in Oakland in situ.    Below you can see a number of shots of Ray in the office and the office building in Oakland, just across the Plaza from the recently completed Catholic cathedral. This is an ultra modern […]

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A Processional Cross by Philippe Lefebvre

by David Clayton on June 20, 2014

A Processional Cross by Philippe Lefebvre

Here is a newly completed wood polychrome and gilded processional cross made by Frenchman Philippe Lefebvre. I love the balance of naturalism and subtle abstraction that he has incorporated into this. In Mediator Dei, Pius XII said, you may recall: ‘Modern art should be given free scope in the due and reverent service of the church […]

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