Thursday, 5 September 2013

29 Faces Day five


This is a piece inspired by my trip to Italy earlier in the year. I visited Florence and was amazed to find this giant statue!
It was in Boboli gardens set in the grounds of the Pitti palace and is by Igor Mitora



This is me beside it to give you a sense of scale!


It has such a strong powerful presence i thought i'd give it a little softness and some pink stencilled flowers. Not sure if it works, but I can always do another version!

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17 comments:

  1. Love the colours and the contrast between the flowers and the cracked statue face work really well

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  2. Nice work...oh how I would love to visit Florence and see that statue. "Power presence" is probably a perfect description of it I am guessing.

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  3. Beautiful! Your inspiration photo is gorgeous and what you turned it into is gorgeous too. Love the softness you added with the flowers and soft colours.

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  4. Wonderful photographs, and the last photo (well I can't call it a close-up, I don't think you climbed up there) is amazing with all the cracks and fissures.
    Your purple painting captures the enigmatic smile and aura perfectly, which for some reason makes me think of Mona Lisa. All the flowers give it such a happy feeling - lovely flower power.

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  5. Wow, that is huge! You really did a good job with the colors and background.

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  6. You painted Him, when He was much younger, still many thousend years old. Cracks are very beautiful. Maybe He dreams from earlier days and remembers love and flowers.

    In the picture this statue is huge, very huge. It was wonderful that You could see Him.

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  7. i think it works because of the colors you chose. the softness of the pinks balances the craggy face. it would be fun to see other versions that contrast the background and focal image. i will be traveling soon so i hope i can learn to post while i'm away.

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  8. Wow, nothin short of WOW! Beautiful painting and what a fabulous statue!
    xx Monique

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  9. I love this piece - I like the soft colours you used and the use of the flowers to soften the hard stone face. What a wonderful statue - I'm sure Florence was wonderful!

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  10. Oh this is great! I love this statue too and you did a great job at softening the whole thing, beautiful!

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  11. Fabulous face ~ love the inspiration for it. Great interpretation!

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  12. Great painting !!!!! I love that statue too.

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  13. My cousin who lives in the Netherlands just returned from a visit there and took this exact picture... you must of stood in the same position as here. Love how you made this into your own style!

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  14. I am just catching up with your blog and wow so much is happening, beautiful art works, your portraits and raspberry bush. They all are beautiful and inspiring. Great works. Thank you for sharing!!!

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  15. oh wow! Absolutely beautifuL!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful art and your photos. Very beautiful! Inspiring! Thank you for your visit to my blog and your kind and wonderful comments. :)

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  16. magnificient! Love the pink addition.

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