In the Studio

In the Studio

A CONTINUING SERIES AT THE INTERSECTION OF TECHNIQUE & THEOLOGY
June 17, 2019

Darkness & Blood: A New Pietà

Gwyneth sought to convey the darkness that covered the earth and the blood of Christ reflected in the living body of His Mother, but also the light that that would radiate anew on Easter morning.
May 11, 2019

A Crown of Gold for the House of Gold

In the last decade of the 1590s, in gratitude to the Immaculate Conception for having spared them from an outbreak of smallpox, the people of Popayán […]
April 16, 2019

Pietà with Saints John and Mary Magdalen

Christus factus est pro nobis obediens usque ad mortem Christ became obedient for us unto death —From the Gradual for Maundy Thursday, based on Philippians 2:8 […]
April 16, 2019

Darkness & Light: On the Importance of Drawing

He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, and not into light. —Lamentations 3:2, chanted in the Office of Tenebrae for Good Friday Catholic philosopher […]
March 6, 2019

Depicting a Sacrifice of Tears

The mystical union between Our Lady’s sacrifice of tears and Our Lord’s sacrifice of blood is the subject of a new painting of Our Lady of Sorrows by sacred artist Gwyneth Thompson-Briggs.
January 20, 2019

Painting a Holy Bishop for Our Day

The painting captures St. John Fisher’s idealism, his heroism, the supernatural reality of him as a man perfected by grace.