Sunday, November 11, 2007

Head of Christ






Growing up, my introduction into art consisted of drawing stick figures and what have you, using our walls as canvas. I have always been interested in drawing and I admit to wanting to emulate great painters. lol!
However, I was in my 30's when I actually began painting. You see, I am married to a figure/portrait painter. He came home from an art store one day with my own easel/oil artist set. I painted a few because I wondered how far I could go. My focus was on working really hard as a "painter" (ahem). Having said that, due to family responsibilities, I only painted intermittently. I haven't given up though. My ultimate goal is for my paintings to talk, to tell a story ... and, personally, for me to reach a point where my technique is second nature ... only then that maybe I'll stop being my own worst critic and enemy!

The Head of Christ painting is one of my early works ... my second painting to be exact. Oil 8"x10".

8 comments:

Ebb Tide said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my art blog. I saw that you have 2 blogs. This Visual Expresssions caught my interest. Keep on painting. Every big dream starts with little steps and myriads of practices.

Nance said...

oh, hi ebb! How true, we have to start somewhere and practice, practice & more practice! Thanks for your visit!

Mari said...

Nance, you'll get there. Someday, hopefully, we can devote more time on our paintings. And then we'll have an art show. Whooaaa! LOL

Nance said...

Mari, an art show? that would be a dream come true! he he he ... hope you're right though, getting there someday.

ev said...

who knows when one day i'll see your painting in museums in line along with great painters of our times' great work of arts! possibilities are endless nance..just continue the passion coz you have the talent ...this one proves that you are.. i like it...and so keep the fire burning!

Nance said...

Ev ... that is so sweet! thanks for the motivation, vote of confidence, and liking my painting.

kneeko said...

woowww you've got talent!... paint more and as mari's said... plan for an art show w/ ebb tide hehe... cool yan.. join ako plsss

Nance said...

kneeko, it will be our pleasure if you join our art show! naks, kala mo magkatutuo 'no? hey, you never know.