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St Jude by Tahnja St Jude by Tahnja
Acrylic on an A4 sheet of 100% cotton canvas.

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St. Jude Thaddaeus
Feastday: October 28
Patron of Desperate Cases

St. Jude, known as Thaddaeus, was a brother of St. James the Less, and a relative of Our Saviour. St. Jude was one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus.

Ancient writers tell us that he preached the Gospel in Judea, Samaria, Idumaea, Syria, Mesopotamia, and Lybia. According to Eusebius, he returned to Jerusalem in the year 62, and assisted at the election of his brother, St. Simeon, as Bishop of Jerusalem.

He is an author of an epistle (letter) to the Churches of the East, particularly the Jewish converts, directed against the heresies of the Simonians, Nicolaites, and Gnostics. This Apostle is said to have suffered martyrdom in Armenia, which was then subject to Persia. The final conversion of the Armenian nation to Christianity did not take place until the third century of our era.

Jude was the one who asked Jesus at the Last Supper why He would not manifest Himself to the whole world after His resurrection. Little else is known of his life. Legend claims that he visited Beirut and Edessa; possibly martyred with St. Simon in Persia.

Jude is invoked in desperate situations because his New Testament letter stresses that the faithful should persevere in the environment of harsh, difficult circumstances, just as their forefathers had done before them. Therefore, he is the patron saint of desperate cases and his feast day is October 28. Saint Jude is not the same person as Judas Iscariot who betrayed Our Lord and despaired because of his great sin and lack of trust in God's mercy.
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menapia Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
A beautiful picture - here in Ireland he's nicknamed the patron saint of hopeless causes, our lecturer told us to pray fervently to him before our exams started.
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HLandin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Well done. Saint Jude, pray for us.
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Rubeerto Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
acrylic is tough! awesome awesome job!

I tried reading the size of the canvas - a

any chance on finding out what it is on this great piece?

keep rockin!
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Tahnja Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you and I painted this on a sheet of unstretched canvas.
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Freakerybattery4 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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Tahnja Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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Freakerybattery4 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Nadyia-Drymer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful image, Saint Jude Thaddeus is special to me. :)
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Tahnja Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
He is a beautiful Saint for sure. Thank you for appreciating my work
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Congratulations Tahnja. Very touching and moving piece.
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Tahnja Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you dear friend!
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SweetLolitaDoll Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
beautiful, as always! and thank you for the information - i knew a little of him, but not this much :D
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Tahnja Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww thank you!
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Definitia Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Beautiful picture :) All the folds and lighting are great. I also really like the Jesus Medal. St Jude is depicted on one of the stained glass windows in one of the Churches I go to, but he looks quite different :) He has shorter beard, for exapmle, so I was kind of suprised :) But this doesn't matter I guess. I also mostly know him for being the patron of hopeless things... Thanks for sharing his story :)
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Tahnja Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your wonderful response. I am sure he is depicted differently at times but this seems to be the most popular image as I used a reference image but it was an illustration. I had to add a lot more life and colour which took some work!
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Definitia Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Whoops, wrong emote at the end, it was supposed to be :XD: of course!
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Definitia Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
You're welcome! :) Recently I was at my friend's house and he had that little prayer card with a medal, dedicated to St Jude, under his moitor. I asked him, why does he keep it in such a place? He said that, well, St Jude is the parton of hopeless cases, and his computer wasn't working very well recently, so... Of course, he was joking :xD:
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Tahnja Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
lol love that! and it doesn't hurt to have holy medals on our computers as well
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RowanLewgalon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   General Artist
He is lovely!
I wear a St. Jude pandant fairly often.
Such awesome work, Tahnja, really splendid.
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Tahnja Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much....
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RowanLewgalon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   General Artist
You are most welcome.
This painting radiates.
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful painting :clap: churches everywhere should display your beautiful religious work beautiful details :clap:
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Tahnja Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Biggest hugs to you lovely lady....and let us pray that someday they will! Certainly not an easy thing to make happen....but I'm persistent! lol
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
many hugs and love from me too :heart:
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sonia-p Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Excellent.
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:icontahnja:
Tahnja Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello lovely lady! Thank you so much :heart:
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sonia-p Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
:rose:You`re welcome and thank you very much for you kindness.:rose:
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MrGrumpyy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student Artist
Beautiful work!
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:icontahnja:
Tahnja Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :heart:
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MrGrumpyy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Artist
Sure thing :D
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:iconzawart:
ZawArt Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
Colors are really great!
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:icontahnja:
Tahnja Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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LinaCampuzano Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
My patron Saint :)

Lovely piece!
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:icontahnja:
Tahnja Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful! So pleased you like my painting. God bless you
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LinaCampuzano Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
:) Thank you
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Waterscolors Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011   General Artist
My patron saint! Very nice work! Fav-ing, of course ;)
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Tahnja Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful to hear! Thank you very much and God bless you
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TESM Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is pleasant to look at. The detail on the face and his icon in general is very good.
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Tahnja Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much...I work hard and study a lot to improve my techniques...to bring glory to God and those in heaven. God bless you
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MariaMurphyArt Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
BEAUTIFUL WORK SWEET LADY :glomp:
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Tahnja Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello darling! thank you so much hunny. Love you
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MariaMurphyArt Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
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Aodhagain Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh this is great! I really love that green. This turned out very well. :)
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Tahnja Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey there dear friend...the green took a lot of tweeking to get right but so happy with the overall feeling. I applied some new techniques I've learned from a fantastic, but complicated, new art book on painting and colour techniques. It shows in this painting and I hope will flow over to my new works as well
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Aodhagain Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep, turned out pretty well. :) I'm excited to see your new works! You know, I really think some of the Catholic artists on here should start a group for "Catholic Saints". There'd definitely be a good amount of artwork to put in it. Unfortunately, I don't think I can - I've started one group on here. I can think of a fair number of artists who'd have stuff to contribute.
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Tahnja Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Your enthusiasm for my new work is very uplifting my friend. Thank you! Sadly, I don't have time to host a group but I agree it's a fabulous idea!
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Aodhagain Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! Alright. I'll see if I can find anyone else interested in it. ;)
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Abigtreehugger Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
St Jude, the patron saint of hopeless cases. The colours are wonderful.
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Tahnja Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for viewing my work. St Jude is one of the many beautiful and much loved Saints. It was a great joy to paint this work....God bless you
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Abigtreehugger Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
your most welcome and God bless you.
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