Saturday, November 19, 2011

St. Genevieve

I ran across this painting , and was stunned by it's beauty.  It reminds me of  my wife Renee.
She took loveing care of our children. She was a Saint in many ways, just like St. Genevieve.

  The artist, Charles Spaque Pearce was new to me. I did however do a pastel of one of his
paintings several blogs back. (a little girl with a white cap/hat on) I only saw the image in a book,
and didn't know it was painted by him.

So when I saw this painting of St. Genevieve, I started looking at his work. I am Thankful to have
the means to discover art that is "out there." Old & New.
My 'Big Kiss' painting was not accepted for what it was intended. So I'm free to do what I want
with it.
Back to the drawing board!

10 comments:

Cyndi said...

This is a gorgeous piece, Bill!

Celeste Bergin said...

oh my...I do see the physical resemblance! It is a beautiful painting and I agree that your beautiful Renee deserves the status of "Saint"!
What will you do with that huge support that you used for the kiss/lips? Will you paint something over it? I will be waiting ....to find out!

NORA KASTEN said...

Bill, the painting is a favorite of mine and I'm glad it reminds you of your wife.

Life is holding so much more meaning for me today and I want that for you too. The tears still spill over but not quite as often.

Blessings to you,
Nora

billspaintingmn said...

Thank You Cyndi!

Thanks Celeste! The mood and resemblence was spiritual/frightening. I wanted to post it.

The "Big Kiss" drank up a lot of paint. At some point I may paint over it, but for now I will move on to other work.

I have to be careful useing the word Saint. I'm not a Catholic, nor do I intend to promote Renee to sainthood. I'm just saying this guy,(Charles Perce) captured an eerie likeness that is stunning. If
I could ever achieve even a smidgen
of that ability..

billspaintingmn said...

Thanks Nora! I was in awe to find this painting. It has become a favorite for me also.
Your kind understanding is helpful.

Susan Roux said...

I really like this painting Bill. There seems to be a loving holiness captured here. Sounds like your wife was a real pearl. No wonder you miss her so... Be well.

billspaintingmn said...

Thank you Susan! I agree, there is
a loveing holiness to this, and that was Renee.
I will always think of her as such.
We were a match made in heaven.

MINDY said...

Dad! That does look like mom! Its beautiful :) Thankyou for sharing this :)
Love you,Mindy

billspaintingmn said...

Happy Thanksgiving Kido

MINDY said...

Happy Thanksgiving Dad :)