This is the seventh painting I've ever done. At 63"x38" it was daunting to start. While the Aztec iconology of Our Lady has been noted forever, this image with the new dawn has a special blood red beam parting the storm clouds which originates from her necklace crucifix. [08-2011]
My life as an artist has had many twists and turns. As you can tell from my resume at Kingsland Gardens. I've had many previous lives, none of which really involved true art. While I always prided myself on my control of the screen landscape, I never pursued the image.
Over the years, there has been a burr under my saddle that has expressed itself in a restlessness to move to a different future. I think many of my previous jobs were stepping stones along this path. When I eventually broke down and tried to address it, the screen play "Christia" was the first attempt at defining the vison. Whether it shows or not, slaving over "Christia" made me realize that the feelings had been with me for decades.
The next step along this...
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