This is a drawing I was commissioned to do by a relative. He wanted an image of Saint Francis and Saint Clare, with specific symbolic elements included. The bricks and the birds are examples of this. I looked at many different references for the figures, including statues and paintings of the saints. With the trees, I wanted to create a reference to the medieval arch that appears in much art from that period.
"Saint Francis and Saint Clare"
India ink and watercolor on paper
8" x 10"