This lovely depiction of Santa Scholastica is by Catherine Robles Shaw. Santa Scholastica is the patroness of rain, and is often invoked against convulsions. This piece measures 12 1/2" tall by 6" wide. Catherine makes her retablos in the traditional way -- she first seals her wood with rabbit glue gesso, then uses only plant and mineral based paints for the images. When the painting is complete, the work is sealed with pinon sap and waxed. Her workmanship is exquisite and she is often a winner at the Santa Fe Spanish Market.