Recently I have enjoyed time researching the history of the Santos. I find the imagery and art of idols fascinating, I was held up on my internet surfing for a short time looking at all the wood Santos carvings from Guatemala and found out that a person making one is called a santero.
I made a version of The Virgin Guadalupe. My goal was to see if I could get a wood look by painting on acrylics and then rubbing off. It's not bad in person but stills needs work.
I had to play around but don't you just love the colors of Guatemala.