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Resurrection Series: Madonna

By UrsaMinor45
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Oil on resurrected canvass, 16" x 20"

With deepest appreciation to the inspiration of Gregg Friedberg here: [link]

I apologize for the glare, as the painting is still wet.
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
1676x2094px 1.03 MB
Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-FX500
Shutter Speed
10/100 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Dec 2, 2012, 1:25:20 PM
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© 2012 - 2020 UrsaMinor45
Comments44
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yslmpaHobbyist General Artist
It's breathtaking!  I love how you capture the light and the definition of the body.
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UrsaMinor45Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much for your comment.  I really enjoyed painting this one.
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metamageProfessional General Artist
The breadth of your work is fascinating. Exquisite and fantastical.
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UrsaMinor45Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've just made my day.
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KedoriHobbyist General Artist
Such a beautiful painting.  Perfect use of colours.
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UrsaMinor45Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Mr Kedori!  That's a nice comment coming from one who is so talented working in (one's own) figure!
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Super strong!
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UrsaMinor45Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your comment!
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davidvaughn444Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've been busy!!! Its been a pleasure to catch up with your work! The movement and emotion in work as of late is fantastic - I love it :love:
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UrsaMinor45Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, David! Yes, I've been a little busy with these, and really hope to get much busier soon.
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davidvaughn444Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hear you - would rather be quite busy in the studio rather than other things! Are you mixing your own colors...seems like you were using egg-based oils?
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UrsaMinor45Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I mix a lot of my own colours using baseline store bought oil paints (usually Windsor-Newton) (but not from the bottom-up with pigments - that's a fantasy I'll reserve for my retirement). Where I am experimenting with different qualities and lustres is in the media I use to dilute them - especially like walnut oil lately.  But in the Resurrection Series I prefer to use as little medium as possible, to get more of a feel of immediacy.  However, your eye is keen in that you've noticed there's something different about the Madonna painting, where I used quite a bit of medium in the paint, as it helped me cope with a lot of the underpinning painting - which was a rather strong image to overcome
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davidvaughn444Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol - ahhh, retirement...sounds kinda nice...;)

Cool - really adds a sculptural quality to your pieces as well, and very neat to hear a bit of your process...really love your work Olga!
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BTBArtistHobbyist Traditional Artist
Great piece, beautiful colours and technique.
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UrsaMinor45Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your comment!
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ThePrince1712Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find the title's contrast with the masculine imagery very intriguing! Amazing work.
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UrsaMinor45Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - I meant to provoke some thought with the title
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ThePrince1712Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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LaurieLefebvreProfessional Traditional Artist
awesome
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UrsaMinor45Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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jakationvacationStudent General Artist
amazing. your knowledge of anatomy and color is superb. i wish one day to progress and to learn these skills
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UrsaMinor45Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your comment brings joy to my heart. Thank you!
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philippeLHobbyist Traditional Artist
Superb painting :nod:
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UrsaMinor45Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Philippe!
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