Thursday, April 16, 2009

St. Sebastian

The image is actually titled: "Holy Card: St. Sebastian, Martyr"
Painted by Terrance Nelson, 2009
10 x 20, acrylic on canvas.

(Click image to enlarge. Unfortunately, photographing the painting outdoors caused the image to appear brighter than it is.)



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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A story about an icon...

When you get old enough to see your work take on a life of its own.
I painted the Baptism of Christ (shown above) around 1989-'90. It was my first "hollowed" out panel, although I always regretted I painted curved corners. An art and antiques dealer purchased it from me. He died about 10 years ago. A year or so after his death I found the panel in an antique shop, the dealer, with whom I had been acquainted told me he bought it at a fine arts auction. I told him it wasn't really old, that Larry had purchased it from me for his icon collection, and that I had painted it - explaining that icons are never signed.
I wonder what will happen to my work after I am dead?
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Saturday, April 4, 2009


Retablo: The Solitude of Christ. T. Nelson. Acrylic on copper, gilded, carved-wood frame.
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