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Old Hare

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on: March 25, 2016, 08:01:26 AM
Hello everyone,

I am glad I could finally get back to you  :hug: I wanted to share with you a work that I have just finished:


Oil pastel on wood. Wood gessoed, painting fixed (Sennelier). Sorry for a little inconsistency of light - picture taken outside, sun shining on glossy surface from left. Grey frame is a cement wall behind.
Total time: 3 months of work :sweat: :idiot2: , of course with some breaks. Another great lesson when making a copy from a great painter. Things that I have definitely learned from this lesson:
(1) choose birch wood instead of pine,
(2) more gesso and sanding to make the surface really flat!!!
This is mostly about some white lines (texture of the wood) that are visible in close-ups of the face.  :o Yes, I know, I know. I know how and why they came up. I know how to get better next time. ;)
The good news is that this painting will be installed in the church and the closest distance will be at least 12 feet. Any imperfections will blend. Plus, I believe, I was lucky that the effect may be actually beneficial - to me it gives an impression of an old, antique painting.

So much about the technique. The painting is hoped to be installed in the Church of Saint Anthony in the Bronx, NY, on April 10. Anyone from NY area, stop by any time afterwards to see how it actually works inside.

All the best to everyone
and blessed Easter!

Yours, Pav



Pav


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Reply #1 on: March 25, 2016, 09:06:19 AM
Congratulations Pav, it is beautiful ad it will be installed in the church for all to enjoy.   :clap: :clap: :yippee:
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Reply #2 on: March 25, 2016, 09:42:38 AM
Beautiful  work Pav  :clap:


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Reply #3 on: March 25, 2016, 10:52:40 AM
Mazel Tov, Pav! What an honor to have such a special painting in the church for all to see!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #4 on: March 25, 2016, 11:00:15 AM
Beautiful icon, Pav, and what an honor to have it installed in your church. A lady in our church has been painting icons for 20 years and uses gold leaf on hers. Do you think you will do that if you paint another?

How timely to have completed this during Holy Week. Blessings to you.
--Susan

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Reply #5 on: March 25, 2016, 11:58:15 AM
Pav--What a beautiful work of art.  Just stunning and well worth the time.  How great that it will be in a place of worship!  Also, couldn't come to us at a holier time.  Happy Easter!!!


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Reply #6 on: March 25, 2016, 03:07:05 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Pav, what a magnificent painting.  I am lost for words.  Just totally amazing and you can be so proud of your wonderful work. Just imagine all the people being able to enjoy your painting for years to come.    Patricia
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Reply #7 on: March 25, 2016, 05:14:49 PM
Great, great  :thankyou: for everyone  :thankyou:

One of the reasons I took this project was that we really needed the image of Christ the King for devotion, but we could not find it anywhere, even in the parishes of Christ the King :confused: And from the artistic point of view, it was a great challenge and lesson for me. The author of the original painting was a master and I learned so much from him...

As always, you keep me going - I will try to do even better next time :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :painting:

Yours,
Pav
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Reply #8 on: March 25, 2016, 05:50:01 PM
Brilliant work Pav.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #9 on: March 26, 2016, 03:52:27 PM
Very impressive work Pav.  Love the icon, but the subject of your art more.  Well done, friend.
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Reply #10 on: March 26, 2016, 04:25:11 PM
Beautiful.
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Reply #11 on: March 26, 2016, 07:31:23 PM
Beautifully executed :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #12 on: March 27, 2016, 09:22:18 AM
 :thankyou: to everyone, especially to Mr. Dennis Clark. A word from the Tutor means a lot to me.
 :blush:
Happy Easter!
And good coffee  :coffee:
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Pav


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Reply #13 on: March 27, 2016, 10:31:11 AM
Pav,

Perfect timing.  Your Christ the King is well done.

Blessings on this Easter Sunday.

aloha

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Reply #14 on: April 11, 2016, 03:24:26 PM
Hello everyone,

Just wanted to share with you that the painting of Christ the King was transferred and presented in our Church.


It's Christ the King in Mexican framing.  :2funny: Well, the Parish is mostly Mexican... Viva Christo Rey!

Anyway, the painting was blessed and was well received by the Parishioners. I am personally happy that it looks like I was able to guess the amount of light that we usually get inside the church (without artificial light). That's why I painted the image a little brighter than the original. Looks like it works  O0

Next week hopefully the painting will be installed in its final place, on the wall. Will keep you posted.  :thank you:

All the best,
Pav


 

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