Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Terry Nelson: Self-Portrait
"The Fool" - Terry Nelson
6 x 12 acrylic on canvas 2010
An exercise in daily painting, I spent less than 3 hours on this - preliminary sketch included. I painted it after an icon of St. Basil the Fool for Christ. The backdrop is a stylized view of Minneapolis from the St. Paul side of the Mississippi river. The burned bridges are an obvious metaphor.
Actually, the painting is meant to be something of a 'spiritual' self-portrait, as such, the entire composition is metaphor.