Wednesday, February 10, 2010

St. Roch


"St. Roch" - Terry Nelson
11" x 14" acrylic on clay board.

For more information on the saint, go to Life and iconography of St. Roch.
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7 comments:

Adrienne said...

I LOVE this picture...

Someone just sent me a St. Roch bracelet made by some nuns in remembrance of Elle.

I'll admit to having not known much about this saint...

Georgette said...

Love it. Invokes a sensitivity towards the homeless and outcast, with the dog sweetly consoling him, all at the feet of Our Lady.

Brother William OFM said...

may i have please your permission to publish it on our website? we try to have the picture of the saint of the day on that day.
as a franciscan tertiary, st roch has this sensitivity towards the dog (since you are a franciscan tertiary yourself!)

Terry Nelson said...

Thanks everyone.

Br. William - I would be honored if you used it - thanks for asking.

Esther said...

Terry, what a beautiful painting of St. Roch. So much more meaningful than others I found when searching for his picture.

Donald said...

What a great painting. So much better than the more traditional ones of the dog at his feet. He's such a cute doggie too.

Terry Nelson said...

Thanks everyone - I have since added a rosary to his left hand.