See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My creche for this year.


Merry Christmas!

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12 comments:

  1. Beautiful work. I love the iconic feel to it.

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  2. I love it and I know it's weird for me to say this but I'm so proud of you. That's an amazing piece.

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  3. Thanks Gina and Belinda. I'm proud of you too Belinda. ;)

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  4. Is this egg-tempera on wood? Or do you use oil (or heaven forbid, ACRYLIC)?

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  5. elisabeta7:54 PM

    It does have a bit of a Giotto look to it. Do you do frescos as well? And have you ever thought of trying stained glass?

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  6. Hey, don't make fun of me! I was serious. I really think it's beautiful and your super talented..... but your still a butt head. oo <---that's my butthead Emoticon or maybe this one ---> OO that's the big butt emoticon, or maybe this one...

    "DANG that anal surgery didn't go as well as I had expected" emoticon, QQ... there's drainage.

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  7. Belinda - I meant that - I wasn't being mean.

    Brother, acrylic using tempera technique - on wood. Medium isn't a big deal - it is handling the paints that counts.

    Elisabeta - no - I just paint.

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  8. Oh, I'm so sorry Mr.T. I thought you were teasing me. I am proud of you but not just for your paintings. You try to live a life that's pleasing to God and there are few people who seem to be doing that. I love this painting and yes at times your still a butt head but even so I WOULD join your plate of the month club!
    ****
    I'm having such a bad day. I just got off of the phone with my Dad.....

    I wish God would kill me quicker
    -I'm being rug burned to death with words.

    If I start crying I will have to email one of my blistering parental letters to you so we can compare notes however for now I'll try and re-gain control of myself.

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  9. Thanks Terry for clarification. I didn't mean to sound snobbish with acrylic - actually I don't know how to do oil painting. I have learnt using egg-tempera and acrylic but have stuck to acrylic most of the time, to the horror of my Orthodox icon-writing teacher.

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  10. Oh Brother that is quite alright. Iconographers differ on the issue - but one can use acrylic very well in the tempera technique. I think iconographers should be more aware that other medium was used over the centuries - fresco and encaustic to name two.

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  11. Belinda: ROFL! (your first reply to butthead, oh, I mean Terry!)

    Lovely, Ter.

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  12. (Cathy, I'm in hiding. My comment was stupid and I'm embarrassed about it. I haven't deleted it because that makes me come off as crazy(er)than normal. As usual thank you for your kindness Cathy.)

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