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.