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My St Peter painting at Bristol Cathedral by CaroleHumphreys My St Peter painting at Bristol Cathedral by CaroleHumphreys
This photo was taken in Bristol Cathedral last year when my painting, 'Peter Denying Christ' was part of an exhibition illustrating the Easter story in works of art.

The people standing either side of my painting are Matthew and Jenna, two of the brilliant models who posed for the painting (Jenna appears twice in the work).

I will also be uploading this image later into ~Booth-House-ArtGroup account. I run an Art Group once a week at Booth House and a number of the clients there are quite gifted artists. I hope to eventually showcase some of their work in the Booth House Art Group account on here. Booth House also happens to be my place of employment.

The painting is completely done in oils and was a bit of a rush job for me ... and people who know me will also know I don't often finish paintings (they hang around for years awaiting my attention) so this was a big achievement for me!

I've noticed on the camera information, the date says 2008! But this is definitely from 2011
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BricksandStones Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
This is a great work! I really like how you depicted all the figures and colours are great as well :) It is nice that this was displayed in Bristol, its a shame it was not there when I visited the cathedral.... Thanks for sharing!
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations and fine work! I understand very well the part of paintings waiting around for years til I finally finish them!:)
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. It's very heartening to know that I'm not the only one. At least our layers of paint will be most definitely dry and less likely to crack :D
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Great piece of work there! I'm also enjoying seeing the little photos below of the poses you've shot them in! It gives everyone that looks at this a good idea of how composing and realizing a piece like this works.
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. Yes, that was a fun little montage of photos, the 'models' had a lot of fun acting out the roles :)
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks great :) Wel done for finishing
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. It is indeed incredibly rare for me to finish paintings, I must do better. :)
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! good luck with doing more!
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I found it :giggle: I hate if I don't comment on things. This looks fab! Very impressive if your not one to finish paintings too :heart:
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Paula. I'm going to have problems finding your latest drawing. I've been sidetracked by work and also busy uploading on the Booth House account; I've just logged in on here and my inbox is swamped with items. Help! :rofl:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's scary how quickly it builds up :crying:
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IndioBlack619 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing i wish i was there!
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. It was a fun day out :)
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
The more I look at this, the more I think Pete needs a cigar to be puffing. Great painting, nonetheless. I notice the giant in the background is moved to tears.
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Now that would look funny. I couldn't crop that darn large eye out without sacrificing Jenna's body in the photo:)
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Your painting looks the more beautiful next to that darned eye. :)
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Appetitive-Soul Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Yeah, because there were so many sub-Saharan Africans running around Palestine in the first century--and they were Jews!
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Appetitive-Soul Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Why paint a history painting then?
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
A history painting? I don't recall claiming it was a history painting. If you check out all the past masters who have painted this theme, they often used models from their own country rather than capture a truer ethnicity. As far as I'm concerned, there were active trade routes in place and there would have been black people around in those times.

The circumstances in which I painted this were as follows - I am employed by the Salvation Army and run an Art Group once a week. I was asked to produce an Easter painting on this theme which also involved the residents in the hostel in some way, so I invited them to model. I had a very tight deadline and worked on it nightly and every free moment to try and get it finished. It's a large painting and I was not paid for doing the work. It would have been insulting to the residents if I rejected them all because they didn't look etbically correct in some peoples' eyes, I really valued their contribution.

I'm highly irritated to recieve your troll-like negative responses and I can only wonder at your true motive for posting such negative comments.
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faile35 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wow. "Why paint a history painting?" :O_o: Well, "Why not?" :no:

Other than two comments above this one, reading through the comments on this painting was a load of fun. It sounds like it was a fun experience, too, for all involved. :clap:

So, I have to ask, what part of the Easter story was that eyeball portraying? "Eye am the Light of the World?" ;)

Wonderful work, Carole!
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:rofl: I shouldn't take the bait when trolls attack, but as it was a gruelling task to complete it in a short timeframe, I just couldn't help but be defensive. The clients were brilliant and such a help with the poses, and it just seemed that person was on the attack because one model had been black.

I never worked the eyeball out. I think that painting had four sections, one containing a hand also. There were some other vague exhibits also. Perhaps I was boring for being more representative :)

Thanks Jeff :D

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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I had no intention of colour-coding the people who volunteered to model and ruling them out as models for the painting, it was an inclusive activity.
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Rockinfroggi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
You kept this quiet for long enough, so was this done with live models or did you take photo's to work from?
What a multi talented witch you are.:iconsmallbouncyclapplz:
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I took photos of the models to work from. They were very good at roleplay, if I recall. I asked them to imagine themselves in the role of Peter being accused, or in being the accusers. One chap, Ben, took things very literally in the role of Peter; when asked to give me a defensive pose; he went to punch the other guys lights out. :rofl:
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Rockinfroggi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Typical, most opt for inciting violence in the name of religion but you have to be different and incite violence in the name of art.
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I put the FIST in pacifist :peace: :shakefish:
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Rockinfroggi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations, Carole!
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Steve :)
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PhilipHarvey Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks a very accomplished work to me Carole. Excellent facial expressions too :)
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.

I didn't see any blog about art via that link.
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