This week I've been working on a new painting inspired by Botticelli's "Venus" and influenced with Klimt's use of flowers. And it has kicked my butt! You wouldn't believe how much paint I've thrown at this canvas, but it is finally, finally coming together to match what I saw in my head upon beginning. I try to alternate my really tight flower paintings with my looser canvases of women. And for some reason, it's much harder for me to do the loose free one; maybe because I follow my photographs very closely with the flowers, and I don't have the same kind of safety net with the ladies? I dunno, but I love painting both so that's what I'll continue to do!
For now, here's my Venus a la Klimt (for lack of a better name- any suggestions would be MOST welcome :))
I like her much better up close than from a distance.....not sure why ;)
Happy Paint Party Friday- be sure to stop by to add a link to one of your own paintings OR just to see and marvel at all the talent over there- it's amazing group of artists!