Thursday, November 7, 2013

Christ At 33 Years

I finally finished that pastel painting of Heinrich Hofmans painting, "Christ at 33 yrs.".
It looks better than it did before; but I am still feeling that something is not quite right with it.

Here it is:


6 comments:

MeOfCourse said...

Just beautiful. Lots of detail and very nice color. Really great Brenda. One wonders what Jesus really. Looked like. Your painting is awesome.

Brenda Maas said...

Thank you Meofcourse. Yes, good question isn't it; but I guess it doesn't really matter what he looked like, does it.

Barb said...

Ha! I was just wondering how things were going with this one.
It looks great! The face has much more definition, doesn't look so flat.

Brenda Maas said...

Thanks Barb. I am glad it is finished.

1st Mate said...

This one has really been a challenge for you, hasn't it? I think you've met it very well. His eyes now look like they have seen 33 years. There's a lot more expression in his face. It may just be that the subject matter is too emotionally charged for you to ever feel completely finished.

Brenda Maas said...

1st Mate, thanks and I think you are right; because of the subject I really wanted it to turn out well. I also do not enjoy doing people, animals yes, people no. I don't know why; but as it was a special request I told them I would try and see what happened. They are happy with the photo of it so I will get it in the mail this week for them.