Friday, July 6, 2012

Triptych, Step 2

Greetings from Professor Paint!

In my last blog post, we saw the initial stages of a triptych, commissioned by Light of Christ Anglican Church, on which I am now working. If you did not see that post, you can find it here. Or you can simply watch the video blog here

Today's post offers a second installment on the under drawing of the center panel on which I started last time. You can see the results to the left. To watch the evolutionary stages between the last post and this one, simply watch the video post below, or click here.

The long and short of the development is this. Last time, the under drawing included the outline of the Christ figure and St. John the Theologian (right hand side). Since then, I added the skull of Adam, through whom death entered the world, (seen beneath Christ's feet) and the Theotokos, the Mother of God (left hand side). I then added the stony ground of Golgotha and the cross of Christ, which includes both the foot board, which indicates that this is a Roman, rather than Persian, cross, and the sign inscribed by Pilot above Christ's head, which will read INRI, or Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews (Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum).

The last stage of the under drawing will be to add the wall of Jerusalem in the background and the details on the three figures, Christ, John, and Mary the Theotokos. After that I can begin on the under painting. Be watching for more, and, as always, enjoy!