Saturday, April 29, 2006
My first exposure to art happened when I was a little boy growing up in Peru. The image is a crucifixion scene painted in the 1600's which is brought out and carried in a procession in the streets of Lima during the month of October. There was something about this particular painting that always moved me when I came face to face with it, and to this day it has the same impact. During my free time I would draw and paint, and my main subject was this image of the Lord of Miracles. Any surface and drawing tool would do; I always felt the need to make one of my own. As I grew older the image remained with me and I promised one day to paint a crucifixion scene of my own.
I'm still working on that promise!
No preliminary sketches exist as of yet...I always crumble and throw them away because I'm not happy with them.