Presentation at the Temple

Moments ago I finished a painting I had hoped to have finished by  Feb. 2nd, the Feast Day of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. In my ongoing desire to be the pagan icon painter I present my own Presentation-a few weeks off.


Presentation at the Temple


oil on canvas

30 by 40 inches

My presentation includes the Meso-Aztec  Holy Trinity : Coatlicue-She of the Skirt of Serpents, her son, the war-sun god Huitzilopochtli and a mendicant rain god Tlolac ( pretentiously and ridiculously appointed by yours truly,Pope O’Nonesense, as Protector of LA).

Greco_Presentation detail

Tlaloc detail, Patron of Los Angeles-it is supposed to rain today, praise be to Tlaloc.

It is always delightful to finish a painting-I want a nap now but work awaits.

Until next time,

be well, Lg

Author: babylonbaroque

I am a painter and printmaker working towards creating a body of work that reflects my own developing aesthetic. New work ,first link. The second link is an on-line portfolio.

4 thoughts on “Presentation at the Temple”

  1. I love the way the gold-masked figure on the left is fixing the viewer with a sideways stare. Excellent. That’s a dramatic and effective composition you’re working in this piece. Beautifully done.

    Re the earlier post, it’s pain about the rejection of your work on the grounds of the nudity. But good to know that the judges loved the painting. Listen, Leonard. Better always to be shaking up the apple-cart, rather than turning out work that’s second cousin to bland. It’s the job of the artist to unnerve!

    1. Thank you my friend. I had feared her haze was the weakest link so I appreciate the validation .
      I take the censorship as a badge of pride, tickles me really. It is a silly little town , surfboards and taco stands. Not sour grapes I hope but more just a delight in tweaking them a bit.
      I will be stealing “second cousin to bland ” BTW

      Thanks again

  2. Amazing.

    Love the back-lit golden glow of Tlaloc (patron of LA, indeed!) If these are the figures storming around in your head, what an exciting interior life you must lead. I’m only glad that you’re able to translate them to substance so the rest of us can see what they’re up to in the cosmos.

    As always, love & blessings to you and David.

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