Passions of an Odd Chick

Friday, January 29, 2010

Madonna Madness

If you live in New Mexico long enough and look at art books long enough, and you love art, and try your hand at art- it is my opinion that you will eventually be driven to paint a Madonna figure.

I had to try my hand. And I know this is only the beginning for me and finding my own elusive Madonna.

There is something hauntingly sacred and mysterious about the Madonna image- maybe because she's imprinted on our minds from thousands of years of art. Apart from the worship of her, I think she represents the image of all mothers, the all-nurturing, and mysterious sacredness and divine collaboration of creative beginnings of all things. Pretty powerful stuff.

Of course I had to mess with mine. I am seeking to close the gap between what I can create digitally (of my own paintings) and my skill in art (I'm taking your advice Steve) because I always like the images I manipulate better thank my basic painted image.
If you want to see some really inspiring art from a Texas artist , Rene Alvarado, who was from Mexico originally, check this out. He totally inspired me.

I would love it if you would leave me links or blogs of others who you think paint awesome Madonnas (including your own) because I love to look at them.


DJ said...

Hmmmm...One way to apply a pattern in your paintings is to create a block, carve it, paint it, and apply it to a background before painting on the canvas.
This is actually easier than it sounds. I need to write a post describing a simplified process.
Thanks for the post idea, my friend!

Sharon said...

Your Madonna is in a wonderful style that speaks to me. So happy I popped over and that you have joined the class. Thanks for that.

Manon Doyle said...

I love your Madonna! It's very cool!!

DJ said...

Odd Chick, I gave you credit for inspiration and a link in my present post.
Thanks so much for being such a creative, loving artist...
Love & Laughter,

Paula Villanova said...

I know what you mean about the Madonna...I've painted her a couple of times. It has always been intriguing to me how she has been represented in art, from great masterpieces to cement statues in cut out bathtubs as a lawn ornament. I like your interpretation.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I love the earthy colors and the decorative aspect. And I enjoyed the link to Alvarado's work.

Emelie said...

Yes I am always attracted to art featuring Madonna also Icon art, mother and child art also. I worked with mothers and cildren for 20 yrs. I wondered if that is why it touched me.

Hi, I am Emelie, (this should be my firt paragraph) I see you at Nora's workshop, I am looking at some of the blogs today.

Your work is beautiful, I liked it right away. I will go look at some of your suggestions.

Nice ot meet you Emelie

Karin Bartimole said...

She's a strong and powerful Madonna Peggy - I love her colorful presence.