Thursday, 20 February 2014

29 faces 20/21

graphite, watercolour on paper

Today, two faces ( I am having a break tomorrow )
It is a year now since I wisited Florence and I was looking back at some of my photographs. This painting is inspired by a beautiful fountain in the Boboli gardens of the Pitti palace. I am not sure who the figures made of marble are, the gardens were filled with so many beautiful sculptures I didn't note down all the information, but they look rather sad and wistful.

The original sculpture



I sketched in pencil first and then added a watercolour wash.

detail
I used to paint in watercolour often, I had forgotten how much I love it!

For those who missed my faces this week here is a brief catch up



Linking up to the 29 faces and paint party Friday

30 comments:

  1. These are lovely and you've really captured that wistful look on their faces.
    I missed your other faces this week-i love the owl!

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  2. This is such a sweet couple. I like where you got your idea!

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  3. Love your watercolor rendition of the couple. They are Adam and Eve (fig's leaves!), while the crawling figure at their feet is the Devil (face of an angel, tail of a serpent...;)). Travel is such an endless source of inspiration.Did you enjoy Italy? Isn't Florence just magical! :)

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    1. Adam and Eve of course!!!! ;) Thank you!

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  4. Lovely faces Morag, your trip to Florence must have been special, Italy is such a beautiful place. My favorite though is that special owl, I just keep going back to gaze at him.

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  5. Me encantan las fotografías, son geniales. Ha estado un regalo el visitar tu bloc, te invito visitar el mio y si te gusta espero que te hagas seguidora.
    Elracodeldetall.blogspot.com

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  6. Love love love this one. Love the inspiration for it, the soft watercolors and your wonderful sketching. Enjoy your break tomorrow!

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  7. Beautiful inspiration. Lovely and sweet portrait of the couple. Well done with 29 faces challenge! big hugs to you!!!

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  8. You're so creative! Beautiful work on your blog!

    Saskia :)

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  9. Lovely drawing and I like how you have captured some of the background detail. It's always nice to seeing a recap of the week's faces, they are all beautiful x

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  10. Beautiful and delicate colourings, love it. Thank you for sharing your faces for this week.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I love the subtle colours and the expression on their faces. So romantic.

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  12. Wow Morag..another spectacular post! I love this couple..such bewildering gentleness in their eyes and embrace..softness and poetry with the graphite and watercolors..magnificently done...there is something very potent about these two!.Thanks for sharing your photos from your trip..how special and exciting! Nice memories for you! and wowness.. I LOVE your owl..I am smitten..my soul is listening to this magical creature! Thanks!!
    Victoria

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  13. I love that owl so much!! beautiful!

    http://www.artworkbyjm.com/

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  14. so beautiful, and how could one not be inspired by such a beautiful city too. Love all your faces!

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  15. love the softness of your work this week!!!! Happy PPF and I wish you a wonderful weekend!!!!

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  16. When I looked at your painting I felt the 'classical' touch, and a sculptural effect, so I was pleased to read that it was inspired by your visit to Florence. I love the delicate touch and it is clear they are rather sad, perhaps star-crossed lovers.

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  17. The painting of the sculpture is so beautiful. I thought I might have a photo of it in a book we got in Florence, but alas, it is not included.

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  18. Wonderful sketch and so nice to hear the story behind it.
    Happy PPF

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  19. Enjoying all your faces, each one wih a character of its own. The owl is intriguing!

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  20. Wonderful! It really had that greco-roman look to it - fascinating to see a sculpture inspiring a watercolour!

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  21. Wonderful to draw of the statues. They look a bit sad.

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  22. Beautiful work, love the statues and the owl is gorgeous.
    xx Monique

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  23. You transformed the cold hard marble to a warm, soft painting. Love your watercolor. Was your owl also a watercolor? We have two owls who talk to each other in the early mornings, right here in the suburbs. I love them! Of course, I am up and reading art blogs :)

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  24. Wow this is wonderful Morag another beautiful side of your terrific art! Such a lovely variety of faces too!! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

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  25. These are truly wonderfu faces. I really enjoyed your photos too.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  26. I love your watercolor of the statue. It is exquisite. It is always good to see a picture of what you are painting (if it is taken from a photo). I am in love with the painting. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  27. Gorgeous work Morag. I adore your owl.

    Annabelle

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