Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Things I'm thinking about doing, and other stuff.



I finally finished my Cat portrait - I thought it was finished when I posted it, but viewing the image online allows me to see the work differently - and discover my faults - sort of like blogging.  I'll have to re-shoot the panel - although most viewers will not notice the difference.  I detailed the cat's expression a little more carefully.  I think he looks a lot more like me now.
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I have a couple more projects in mind.  I came across this incredible photo of a young Spanish boy - about 6 or 7 years old.  The expression on his face reminded me of an image of a Sacred Heart of Jesus painting I like very much.  I'm thinking of painting the kid as the boy Jesus offering his Sacred Heart to the viewer.  I wonder about it however since the Child Jesus is always shown more Northern European, with blond, curly hair.  This Spanish kid has intense dark eyes and dark, straight hair.
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The other project would be a painting of St Gabriel of O.L. of Sorrows.  I wanted to paint him as a well known priest, but I can't find a photo of the priest with his mouth shut.  I know what you are thinking, if I paint the saint as a living priest, I can't say it is Gabriel Possenti....  So anyway - instead of painting the saint holding the crucifix, I am thinking of painting him holding an automatic weapon, since Gabriel is the patron saint of guns.  Quirky, huh?
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Last but not least, I want to paint a serious icon of Our Lady of the Burning Bush/Sinai - holding the ladder of monks.  I want to paint it in the Russian style. 
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We'll see.
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I have adoration today.  I'm very sad over a story of a young man who killed himself.  Last Wednesday I was so sad over Fr. Euteneuer.  

7 comments:

  1. +JMJ+

    I thought I got it last time, but that was only half of it. I get it more now.

    When was the last time I was properly sad?

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  2. +JMJ+

    PS--You know I love you, Terry!

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  3. I think he looks a lot more like me now.

    You can haz whiskers?

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  4. You should really do a classical, Russian Sophia icon.

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  5. Is it wrong that I got a laugh over the idea of a priest who can't keep his mouth shut?

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  6. Henry - I haven't felt attracted to that image yet.

    Nan - I was hoping some one would.

    Larry - no - I don't.

    E - I know you do and I you.

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  7. Now I know what you meant about the young man.

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