Holy Mother, Holy Child by Tanya Torres
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas, 60" x 36", 2016.
This painting is for an exhibition organized by one group that I am part of, PRIDA (Puerto Rican Institute for the Development of the Arts), which will take place in a Catholic institution, Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, here in my neighborhood. I always wanted to paint the Virgin and Child, so I decided to go big!
I used techniques both from my oil painting and from my tile painting, since acrylic is somewhat between the two. This was a very different painting last month, an abstract that wasn't going anywhere... As soon as I drew this images, the painting began to flow. I call it a little miracle!
I have been painting, collaborating with other artists, and planning the Mary Magdalene Celebration for July 22, 2016. But this painting couldn't wait, so I stopped everything to do it.
Now back to the rest (but without rest)!