Friday, September 28, 2018

Holy Mother of God of Constantinople























'Holy Mother of God of Constantinople' . 16" x 10.25" . oil and 22K gold leaf on linen panel
© 2018 kay eneim
available through The Sacred Art Gallery

One of the oldest images we have of Our Blessed Mother, this image of the 7th century painting from Constantinople is believed to be akin to a portrait of Our Lady as painted by St. Luke.

I felt compelled to paint it.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Agnus Dei II

'Agnus Dei II' . 6" x 8" . oil on copper
© 2018
SOLD through The Sacred Art Gallery

... as first painted by Francisco Zurbaran...


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Our Lady of Guadalupe























'Our Lady of Guadalupe' . 12" x 9" . oil on copper
© 2018 kay eneim
SOLD through The Sacred Art Gallery

Our Lady of Guadalupe is our Blessed Mother's image of herself as she appeared in Mexico. It was her gift to us as she miraculously left it on the tilma of St. Juan Diego on December 12, 1531!

Monday, April 2, 2018

St. Ignatius of Loyola
























'St. Ignatius of Loyola' . 10" x 8" . oil on copper with 23K gold leaf
© 2018 kay eneim

St. Ignatius of Loyola... a noble, rugged Spaniard... became an amazing saint of the 16th century!

His extremely important writings... The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola... have been profoundly helpful to spiritual life. The 'Exercises' are directly linked to the formation of countless saints and good souls over the centuries.

On this painting I worked to keep the gold leaf gilding as a rustic element... and using the copper as the foundation gave it a look and finish not possible with any other material.
Copper and gold leaf suited this painting and the subject of St. Ignatius. It is one of my favorites.
St. Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us!

This painting is represented by The Sacred Art Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Mary Magdalen at the Foot of the Cross























'Mary Magdalen at the Foot of the Cross . 10" x 8" . oil on linen panel
© 2018 kay eneim
sold


"Father, into your hands I commend my spirit."  (Luke 23:46)

Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, a nineteenth century French artist, carried the concept of tenebrism... using shadow and a little bit of light... to the nth degree in his painting titled 'Crucifixion'.

I would like to one day see his work at the Louvre as this image had become a powerful Lenten prayer for me in the hours of painting my version... this one.

Sold through The Sacred Art Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

'Madonna and Child'


'Madonna and Child' . 8" x 6" . oil on linen panel with 23K gold leaf
© 2018 kay eneim
available through The Sacred Art Gallery

Frantisek Dvorak's 'Madonna and Child'... I painted this image some years ago, and again recently... this time adding 23K gold leaf.
This painting is being represented by The Sacred Art Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Monday, February 19, 2018

'Agnus Dei'


'Agnus Dei' . 6" x 8" . oil on copper
© 2018 kay eneim
sold

I loved painting Francisco Zurbaran's  'Agnus Dei'.  The Lamb of God.
I painted it many years ago... and again this last month. This one is represented by The Sacred Art Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.