Pope Francis in US



“instagrammin’ kindness”

acrylic, pencils, ink & oil on canvas
20 x 16 in © 2015 Gabriel Navar

I became motivated to paint Pope Francis when I heard about his trip to the United States. Somehow, I also wanted to include our pet rooster, Chucho (nickname for Jesus), in the painting.


“It is reputed that Pope Gregory I had previously said that the cock (rooster) “was the most suitable emblem of Christianity”, being “the emblem of St Peter”.[5][6] After Leo IV, Pope Nicholas I, who had been made a deacon by Leo IV, decreed that the figure of the cock (rooster) should be placed on every church.[7]” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Leo_IV

“app 2 live long and prosper” © G Navar 2013


reflecting on the life of Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy passed away yesterday, Feb. 27, 2015, age 83)
‪#‎LeonardNimoy‬ ‪#‎MrSpock‬ ‪#‎StarTrek‬ ‪#‎Spock‬

“app 2 live long and prosper” © G Navar 2013
15 1/2″ x 12 1/2″;  acrylic, pencils, ink, & oil on wood board