Monday, July 19, 2010

Landscape with figure.


"Priest" Terry Nelson 2010
Acrylic on canvas.
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10 comments:

Tom in Vegas said...

Interesting. I LIKE this piece. I may be looking too much into it, but it's as if the man drawn here (whom I'm assuming is a priest) stares at the road he must walk pensively, praying he be spared what's up ahead.

Tom in Vegas said...

May I rephrase my comments? What I meant to write was: "...pensively stares at the road he must walk, praying he be spared what's up ahead."

Terry Nelson said...

Thanks Tom. I'm afraid it's creepier than that.

3puddytats said...

The priest is NOT looking down the straight, narrow path, shaded by lush trees from the high burning sun, which also hides the future, and shelters one from the surrounding world, the straight narrow path that few can walk upon.

Instead he is looking at the horizon, a journey across the open field, no path showing that others have gone ahead, under the burning sun, toward the mountains in the distance. Only a few sparce trees to offer shade from the burning sun. And are the mountains real?? Or only a desert mirage that keeps retreating the more he advances until he is lost, dying of thirst, and cannot turn back?? Lost forever, chasing the temptation.

This painting speaks much, dear Terry.

Sara

Terry Nelson said...

Thanks Sara - I like that!

veneremurcernui said...

I do like much of your art, but, I must ask a totally off topic question. On Abbey Roads, the picture for the link "Ordinary Spirituality," what is that from? I've seen it many times and it always captivates me. Which Saint is that supposed to be a depiction of?

Terry Nelson said...

Thanks Vene - Actually it is a movie still from "The Devils" it is vanessa redgrave in her role as the Ursuline superior Sr. Jeanne of the Cross. I used the photo as a way of showing I reject false mysticism and apparations on the blog.

veneremurcernui said...

Good Lord, Terry, you might have warned me! I went and watched some clips on youtube....sheesh. Well, some of those images will be sticking with me for a while. My stomach is actually somewhat turned. That scene you took the still from - that could be such a very beautiful scene, and it turns into a complete nightmare. Uff da. If I still drank, I would have a drink.

rhapsody said...

Love it, Terry!

=)

Owen said...

So glad you continue to paint.