That Most Terrible Tree

Given that it is Holy Week and Good Friday is fast approaching, I have been at work on a Deposition of Christ. My friend and fellow LA artist J have been in a bit of a duel, each tackling this well known subject. I’m eager to see what he comes up with, this is my offering, a watercolor on paper,clicking upon the image enlarges it for detailed viewing.

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 Descent from the Cross, I

2015

watercolor on paper

11 by 14 “

My intention was to capture the unimaginable grief of those who had born witness. J and I had stumbled upon an early Renaissance gold-ground image in which the attending angels were painted black. That really stuck with me, how unimaginable the loss, that even angels who have seen it all could not control their grief. 

I started another Descent yesterday morning, this is the scribbling in…

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 I am back in class ( English Comp 1-c) and as usual overwhelmed, hence my cobwebbed  studio.

If I do not post before, Happy Passover and/or Joyous Easter!

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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.

2 thoughts on “That Most Terrible Tree”

  1. Many things about this image I admire, but mainly how you’re ordered the complex composition and managed to keep the overwhelming emotion of the piece coming through, really knockout painting Leonard

    1. Dear Phil,
      Thank you, I never think my compositions are particularly complex until after I am finished with them. I’m happy you feel it works. I would like for this painting to be quite a large painting, but right now ( as you will soon see when you visit La;yeah!!!) my studio is pretty small. My trip to Philadelphia will provide a large EMPTY studio, I plan to paint billboard sized!
      Happy Easter /Happy Passover/Happy spring!
      Lg

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