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!





Acrylic painting, bird painting, fantasy bird, fantasy illustration, St. Francis, Bird Illustration, Whimsical Bird illustration, Nursery art, bird art, children art
acrylic
5x7"
2018
$47.50
St. Francis of Assisi, pet memorial, Texas, pet portrait, catholic art, saint art, starry night, St Francis art, pet art, angus cow, starry night, angus cow, boxer dog, amazon parrot, suebetanzosdesign
Glass Painting
9"x12"
2017
st francis of assisi, catholic art, sue betanzos, glass painting, pet portrait, dog portrait, pet memorial, st francis of assisi, sue betanzos, west highland terrier, terrier, saint art, catholic art, glass painting saint francis
Glass Painting
10"x12"
2016
St. Francis of Assisi, pet memorial, sue betanzos, cat portrait, 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
Reverse glass painting
10" x 13""
2014
st. francis of assisi, pet portrait, dog portrait, catholic art, sue Betanzos, glass painting, reverse glass painting, saint art, gold, silver, dog, birds,  folk tale
Reverse glass painting
14 x 12"
St. francis of Assisi, Pet Portrait, dog portrait, cat portrait, starry night, desert night, catholic art, catholic saint, sue betanzos, st. francis painting, dog painting, cat painting, pet glass painting, pet portrait, pet artwork, pet memorial artwork,
Glass Painting
10" x 13"
2012
St. Francis of assisi, Sue Betanzos,  dog, cat, pet, pet portrait, pet memorial, forest wildlife, saint, angel, deer, cardinal, starry night
Glass Painting
10" x 13"
2013
st. francis of assisi, Sue Betanzos, nature, birds, catholic saint, st. francis, catholic religion, st. francis painting, st. francis artwork
Glass Painting
10" x 13"
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
Virgin de Guadalupe, Saint art, catholic art, glass painting, 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"
$1580
San Pascual, Saint Pasqual, kitchen saint, kitchen art, kitchen print, kitchen decor, santa fe art, santa fe, cooking saint, sue betanzos
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
20" x 16"
$1100
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
$1100
sue betanzos, mermaid painting, glass painting, reverse glass, la sirena painting, sea painting, ocean painting, coral reef painting, garibaldi fish, kelp, jellyfish, angelfish, seastars, mermaid reverse glass painting, mermaid folktale painting, fantasy
Reverse glass painting
16 x 20"
2011
$1885