Saturday, October 27, 2012

Next retablo knock-off...

18th Century Style Infant Jesus
Terry Nelson 2012
Acrylic on panel.
This is how the Nino looks in the nicho
I made it for.  A nicho is a small shrine,
often made of tin, as is this one.
I added a LED candle just to see how it looks lighted. 
The candle is too big of course.
I intend to copper leaf the floor of the nicho
to help reflect light.  Then I will add a couple of vials
of dirt from Chimayo, New Mexico.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Painting retablo.

St. Toribio Romo Gonzalez, Terry Nelson
5" x 4" acrylic on panel.
To be inserted into decorative frame.
Retablo ornament, Allegory of Penance.
Terry Nelson
Acrylic on copper, approx 3"x 2"
silver bells and hanger.

I'm working on a more complicated, larger canvas right now, but I'm taking time off to paint a few retablo style pieces.  I visited a local gift shop specializing in Mexican imports and became inspired to create some crafty items in the Mexican style.  I can't see very well these days, so the painting is not as precise as I would like, nor is the workmanship very good... and the scanner has some cat hair issues.