Bones of St Francis of Assisi


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When I first started painting this work I decided immediately this was Assisi Italy. That thought never left me.  Toward  the end I drizzled some paint on a dark spot.  Later looking at the painting I noticed the drizzle looked like a skeleton. It was an “Aha” moment… I had painted the bones of Saint Francis of Assisi.  He is buried in a tomb in the Basilica of Saint Francis and is the Patron Saint of Italy.  I have used these bones as my logo.