Monday, February 28, 2011

A new painting...


Jesus of St. Teresa - by Terry Nelson, 2011
acrylic on canvas, 9" x 12"

The image is cross posted on my art blog with the narrative here.
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25 comments:

  1. WONDERFUL! The questioning look that he gives the viewer is well captured! Good going Terry

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  2. Excellent! My big smile for the day!

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  3. Warms my heart! :)

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  4. The right hand needs to be worked on.

    If it looked as perfect as the left, it would be a masterpiece.

    Maybe he could use both hands?

    Otherwise, it is a journeyman work of art.

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  5. Mr. Terry,

    I wish you would have warned me a picture of that stupid cat is also on the art page below the boy's picture.

    I have a cat just like that, except this one is white that comes around the house every now and again.

    He's a weird cat, and has that same look.

    Once I trapped a buddy of his, and he came to me and asked me to let him go.

    I told him no cats on my property anymore, and I would release him.

    The infestation of cats stopped, but he still visits.

    I guess he doesn’t know he’s a cat.

    I’m glad there is no such thing as reincarnation.

    You captured the attitude of my cat well in your cat picture.

    *

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  6. Thanks Pablo - I'll try to fix it.

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  7. I don't like most modern dress religious paintings, but this is the exception. Stellar!

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  8. Oh, Terry,it is exquisite.The eyes are beautiful. So open. It is modern without defining a 'moment' in time...

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  9. michael r.12:05 PM

    An arresting painting! I can't stop looking at it. Beautiful work!

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  10. I love it. Perhaps this could be the beginning of a series- modern Jesus, in various stages of his life, offering his Sacred Heart. That I'd like to see.

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  11. This is the sort of "modern" art that I see as a true progression towards ultimate beauty.

    I agree, I think the best word to describe this is HEARTWARMING.

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  12. Father Joe3:14 PM

    Beautiful, Terry. Absolutely beautiful.

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  13. Very nice. How long did it take you to paint this?

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  14. Great job here my friend. Some of your best Above all (and I know there's probably a story behind the likeness) I like his face. His is a good face.

    I enjoy the fact that he is not portrayed with his eyes looking up or in some other overly used expression.

    Imagine this was really Him. What would I say to Him? He seems so one of us in this piece, yet beneath the commonplace appearance, "immensity cloistered."

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  15. I love it. It's beautiful. Congratulations.
    A hug and my prayers

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  16. Lovely Terry--thank you for sharing your gift with us.

    Sara

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  17. All - Thank you very much! Wow! Even Fr. Eric likes it. I can't imagine any higher compliment. Thanks!

    May the Divine Child Jesus bless and protect us.

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  18. Thank you so much!


    He is just beautiful.

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  19. Your love for our Beloved shines brightly from it. It is beautiful.

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  20. Oh my gosh Terry... thank you. The heart!

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  21. I love it! I love the red jacket (I know you painted it that color for a reason) and I love his hair - just like any ordinary boy! His expression is perfect too.

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