Thursday, 10 January 2013

Eggplant














I think I'll have to reveal the source for this painting :-)


I participate in a challenge on: http://paintanddrawtogether.blogspot.de

The painting we were asked to paint is from Henri-Horace Ronald Delaporte (1724/1725 - 1793) and it is called "Egg Basket". When I get a "task" I often get a lot of ideas for how to do it. So I was at once thinking of a painting in large dimensions, 1x1,5m or something like that in a completely different colour-scheme than the original - a modern interpretation, or something using pastels. As I don't have time for doing big things at the moment, I said to myself: think small. And then the photo of this plant came to my mind. The colours in the photo harmonized very well with the "Egg Basket" - this way the idea for my painting was born.


19 comments:

  1. Beautiful.... looks so much like one of those centuries old botanical paintings! Has an awesome feel to it.

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    2. Thank you! Funny you should say that, as I was inspired both by a special plant and an old painting.

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  2. Loving your beautiful painting llona. Happy PPF, Annette x

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    1. I'm glad you like it. It is quite new to me to get feedback on my paintings, as I only found these blogs sharing art from around the world a few months ago.
      Happy PPF to you too! x

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  3. This is so delicate and beautiful!

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  4. So great to see the process of this and its different stages!
    I am your newest blog follower, too! :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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    1. Thank you Mary, for following me :-) In the beginning I was not sure, if
      the idea would work out!

      Happy PPF to you too! XX

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  5. So soft and delicate.... Memorable

    Hugs Giggles

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  6. Thank you, Giggles! I send you a smile and wait for new inspiration... Maybe some wonder dragon might come along?

    X Ilona

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  7. I really like the soft colors you used. The background is very cool with the plants. Well done. Happy PPF

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    1. Thank you for the nice words, Marji! Yes the colours I used, were all pastels in natural tones combined with white acrylic.

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  8. So very beautiful...I totally love the vibe and style of your work..and the soft diffused texture..this is totally gorgeous!!And the color palette has the feel of vintage-antique colors..so beautiful!
    Victoria
    Happy PPF!

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    1. Thank you, Victoria! In the beginning I wasn't sure, if I liked the painting, but I do like it more and more. :-)

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  9. Interesting seeing them not being purple! Beautifully done! HPPF!

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    1. Thanks Lynn!
      By the way I'm adoring your work with sketching and painting at different places!

      Happy PPF!

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