‘Lake Trasimene’ is one of the original paintings used in the film Finding Saint Francis . In these paintings Angela Thomas was commissioned to give the audiences a glimpse into the places most closely associated with the Franciscan story. In these watercolours she brilliantly brings to life the feeling of the Italian landscape.
Lake Trasimene – by Angela Thomas
This deceptively simple picture portrays a little island in the middle of Lake Trasimene where Francis spent the whole of one Lent (forty days) alone with God and two loaves of bread. When he was picked up by one of his brothers at the end of Lent he still had one and a half loaves left. The brother asked why he had eaten half a loaf to which Francis replied, ‘Well you see brother, I didn’t want to fall into the sin of pride in thinking I was as good as Christ (who spent forty days and nights in the wilderness eating nothing) so I ate half of one of the loaves. In the film we used computer graphics to show the lapping of the water at the edge of the lake. This picture was sold at the British Film Institute premiere.
We are selling high quality cards and prints, both signed and unsigned by the artist, of all the original paintings. In addition, you can still buy a number of the original watercolors, which are mounted and framed with beautiful light oak.