Tag: All Things Holy

Communion

Communion

Communion (c)2011– Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 24″ x 12″

I stopped painting for two years after my father died in 2009. This was the the canvas that reclaimed my creative spirit. Bach’s “Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor” paired with Gavin Bryars’ “Sinking of the Titanic” * cradled me through swells of anger, love, helplessness and tears, until I reached that place of acceptance and peace. It was very much a cathartic process that began as mourning but ended in freedom through a spiritual communion with my father. Painting is the one place where I can see. This painting has been added to the G+ #FirstFridayArtWalk

* Note: I had the good fortune of attending Gavin Bryar’s 2012 performance of “Sinking of The Titanic” at (Le) Poisson Rouge (@lprnyc), in NYC last April. Both recordings are generously provided by Q2 Music (@Q2Music) and are both  worth your ear.
Communion - Stage 1

Communion – Stage 1

Communion - Stage 2

Communion – Stage 2

Communion - Stage 3

Communion – Stage 3

Communion - Stage 4

Communion – Stage 4

Communion - Stage 5

Communion – Stage 5

 

Quick Study: Holy Apple

"Solo No.3: Holy Apple" (c)2012 - Acrylic on Canvas Board, 9" x 12"

“Solo No.3: Holy Apple” (c)2012 – Acrylic on Canvas Board, 9″ x 12″

Solo Series, No.3

This image is part of my “Quick Study” challenge. Learn more here.

I’m not sure if the b/w version works; the halo ends up carrying too much weight. If it’s lightened any more, the balance of the piece shifts entirely to the bottom.

"Solo No.3: Holy Apple" (c)2012 – B&W Digital (photoshop)

“Solo No.3: Holy Apple” (c)2012 – B&W Digital (photoshop)

 

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