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My first drawings

These are some of my first drawings in pencil.

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Virgin of Tenderness

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“Virgin of Tenderness”

Egg tempera and gold leaf on sculpted board

Tenderness or showing Mercy is a variant of the most ancient and solemn Hogedetrea and expresses the intensity of the loving and affectionate relationship between the Mother and the Christ child.

Jesus the Good Shepherd

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The Good Shepherd

11 x 14 inches

egg tempera

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. “He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.…” John 10:11

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Amazon red macaw

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“Amazon red macaw”

Oil on canvas

29 W x 23 H

This large red parrot live mainly in South and Central American forests. He has a long pointed tail, a huge hooked bill and eat fruits, nuts, seeds and buds. This exotic bird is one of my favorite. He reminds me the macaws I used to observe in my country Ecuador.

The bench

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“The bench”

Oil on canvas

24 W x 36 H

A dual view of a park bench with a businessman sitting at day and a homeless man sleeping at night. For one man, the bench is simply a momentary place of rest, while for another, it is the only place in his world on which to sleep.

TWA Flight 800

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“TWA Flight 800”

Oil on canvas

38 W x 38 H

On July 17, 1996,  (TWA) flight 800, a Boeing 747-131,  crashed in the Atlantic Ocean near East Moriches, New York. This flight departed right after my TWA flight to Paris, France. All 230 people on board were killed, and the airplane was destroyed. How can i forget that flight?

The Virgin in prayer

“The Virgin in prayer”

Oil on canvas

16 W x 20 H

This is my version of the famous work of Giovanni Battista, “The Virgin in prayer” ( 1640-50 ). Today, this painting is hanging close to my dining table so that the Virgin Mary can bless our food every day.