MamaGeek Posted March 31, 2011 Share Posted March 31, 2011 I actually painted this in the summer of 2010, and I wasn't going to post it up, but I was asked for photos, and I thought some other Reaper Boards folks might like to see it, too. Also, this being Lent, I thought it was a good time for it. Painting this was a very moving experience for me. It was hard to balance realism against being overly graphic. I wanted this to evoke compassion, not revulsion, but still show the brutal nature of Christ's suffering. The paint quality is also different than I usually do. The blends are not as smooth, and this is a much larger scale than I usually work at. From the distance at which it is viewed in my home, though, it makes a real impact. The cross is about 6 inches tall. The corpus is made of resin. Crucifix Photo 1 - Unpainted and Painted Crucifix Closeup 1 - body Crucifix Closeup 2 - upper body/face Crucifix Closeup 3 - scourge marks on back Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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