La Virgen

La Virgen de Guadalupe Front

La Virgen de Guadalupe Back

La Virgen de Guadalupe

Year: 2006 (September 9, 2006)

19cm (L) x 13cm (W) x 40cm (H)

Painting media: Acrylic paint

Art: Terracotta

Artist: Luc Paquin

In 2006 spring, while visiting the Jamaica market, I had bought a nice terracotta figure of ‘La Virgen de Guadalupe’, Mexico’s mystical figure and patron Saint. It is an icon that is omnipresent in the society here and I was thinking of painting it whenever I had some time.

Finally between late August and early September both Normita and I decided to get back into painting, as we were looking for some creative projects that would be fun to do, and be great at relaxing us. I picked up some acrylic sealer, new brushes, and some tubes of acrylic paint at the art supply store, to complement what we had on hand and went at it with gusto.

I really enjoyed the fun of mixing bright colors to paint the ‘Virgen’, and while I was doing that Normita made a nice painting that we recently got framed and put over our bed. Here is my contribution to the decoration of the place, and I’ll take a picture of Normita’s painting and post it, it she gives me permission.

Luc

Hello world!

I have been blogging for over 15 years now in other venues and I thought that it was time to post my thought about what has been my main business for over 40 years. I started as a food-wine consultant back in the early 80’s. I was also active in the emerging field of computer graphics and animation at the time and also started to be more and more involved in the IT world as I had trained as a programmer at university. By the dawn of the 90’s I was a full time IT consultant/programmer/graphics/animation specialist. Then the industry changed rapidly with the event of the big Internet crash of the late 90’s and I became a software developer and launch my own line of products. Now I am back where I started and I am a Business/IT/Programmer/Hardware/Robotics/Graphics/Animation/Web/Food/Wine specialist.

Photography is the art in B&W and Color since 1963, and Jewelry, Metal, Wood, Paint of the for Luc.

I know that I am considered as a dinosaur in this business where you are considered old when you hit 40, but there are some of us old fogies at over twice that, that are still active and can still provide a full contribution to this or these fields.

Luc