Artwork > St. Francis & Friends Whimsical Paintings

This is my whimsical style of painting. Here I create the world the way I want to see it - with a bit of magic!
St. Francis can show up in places other than Assisi, Italy :) to bring his special comfort and love.

Most of the St. Francis paintings are commissioned pet portraits, painted on the back side of glass in reverse. It is the shimmering, gleaming glass that gives my reverse glass paintings a jewel like quality.

The St. Francis paintings have plenty of lovely animals in them and these whimsical paintings are a very different kind of design challenge which is why I paint them.

For me, it's easier to paint realistic than design stylistic, imaginary worlds. These St. Francis paintings are a labor of love!





St. Francis of Assisi, Texas, pet portrait, catholic art, saint art, St Francis art, pet art, angus cow, starry night, angus cow, boxer dog, amazon parrot, suebetanzosdesign
Glass Painting
9"x12"
2017
st francis, catholic staint, saint, st francis of assisi, sue betanzos, west highland terrier, terrier, saint art, catholic art, glass painting saint francis
Glass Painting
10"x12"
2016
sue betanzos, St. Francis of Assisi, dog, cat, pet, pet portrait, pet memorial, forest wildlife, saint, catholic art, catholic saint, St. Francis of Assisi artwork, St. Francis of Assisi painting, St. Francis of Assisi glass painting, starry night paintin
Reverse glass painting
8 x 10"
2014
reverse glass painting, st. francis, saint,  gold, silver, dog, birds,  folk tale
Reverse glass painting
14 x 12"
 Digital print 8x10 St Francis Print, St. francis of Assisi, catholic art, catholic saint, sue betanzos, st. francis painting, dog painting, cat painting, pet glass painting, pet portrait, pet artwork, pet memorial artwork, desert wildlife painting, south
Glass Painting
8 x 10"
2012
St Francis Print, sue betanzos, St. Francis, dog, cat, pet, pet portrait, pet memorial, forest wildlife, saint, angel, deer, cardinal, starry night
Digital Print
8 x 10"
2013
sue betanzos, st. francis of assisi, nature, birds, catholic saint, st. francis, catholic religion, st. francis painting, st. francis artwork
Digital Print
8 x 10"
2014
st. francis of assisi, sue betanzos, st. francis of assisi art, st. francis of assisi painting, catholic saint, catholic art, reverse glass painting, st. francis, saint,  gold, silver, wolf, birds,  folk tale
Reverse glass painting
16 x 20"
$1899
sue betanzos, reverse glass painting, saint painting, virgin de guadalupe painting,, madonna painting, catholic saint painting, virgin mary glass painting, virgin mary painting
Reverse glass painting
12" x 40"
reverse glass painting, san pasqual, kitchen saint, folklore, saint, cooking, kitchen, angel, cat, chocolate, tortilla, chilis, purple
Glass Painting
16" x 20"
2011
catholic art, catholic saints, saint art, sue betanzos, arch angel Gabriel, reverse glass painting, angel glass painting, persian angel painting, gabriel angel painting, saint angel glass painting, angel folk tale painting
Reverse glass painting
12" x 16"
catholic art, catholic saints, saints, sue betanzos, angel glass painting, saint raphael painting, arch angel painting, reverse glass painting, saint painting, persian folktale painting
reverse glass painting
16" x 20"
2011
sue betanzos, mermaid painting, la sirena painting, sea painting, ocean painting, coral reef painting, garibaldi fish, kelp, jellyfish, angelfish, seastars, mermaid reverse glass painting, mermaid folktale painting, fantasy mermaid painting
Reverse glass painting
16 x 20"
2011