Year: 2006 (September 9, 2006)
19cm (L) x 13cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Painting media: Acrylic paint
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.