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Sunday, January 17, 2010

My version of "The Kiss"







Hope you are enjoying your Sunday afternoon, rainy here but rainy days can be nice. Here is my final version of my take on Klimt's painting The Kiss. The first photo posted is the original painting by Klimt. I am posting the steps, hopefully you will find that interesting. I painted this on a 20" x 20" stretched canvas, the edges are 1 1/2" so I will not be framing it. I toned the canvas with gesso and some acrylic paint mixed in. The I used modeling paste and applied it with a palette knife, I wanted the garment to be three dimensional. I checked with Liquitex because I had never used the modeling paste and she suggested another coat of gesso over the modeling paste before applying oils. I painted this with oils and you can see some of the changes it went through. I sketched it on freehand and during the process put a smile on her face and a flower in her redesigned hand. I wanted the viewer to feel how in love she is, I wanted her to glow and I even radiated some orange tones into her hair. I used a palette knife to apply their hair also. The last two photos are the finished painting, a full shot and a close up. My daughter came up with the name, "Bliss" and I am going with that. I will submit the piece on Jan. 30th , I am just hoping it gets into the show. Once in it will hang for a month or so and there is prize money involved. So, wish me luck and I'll let you know. If not, I really had a great time trying something new.

2-01-2010- Just wanted to add this, I heard from the gallery today and my piece did get in, woo hoo.

26 comments:

Shelley Bittick said...

Barb, this is beautiful!!

Barbara Pask said...

Thank you Shelley, glad you like it.

Lisa is Raw on $10 a Day (or less!) said...

nice! (this is lisa from ustream ...i gotta follow you from my art blog i think ...)

Susan Carlin said...

Ooooh, this is wonderful. I know the judges will love it! I know I do.

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Lisa, Thanks so much

Barbara Pask said...

Thank you sweet Susan, I hope you are right. I am happy that you like it.

J. Crawford Art said...

Wow Barb u did a great job on this...we keep seeing so many different sides of u....keep it up

Carolina said...

I love your version... the blue flower is a nice touch :)

Pattie Wall said...

This is lovely, Barbara! I am certain it will be a highlight of the show! Such a warm and loving feeling you put into it! Good luck!

Barbara Pask said...

Thank you so much Janice, fun to try something different.

Barbara Pask said...

Thank you Carolina, I went with the blue because she has blue flowers in her hair. Hopefully it all works.

Barbara Pask said...

Thank you Pattie, I hope you can feel how in love she is. I just hope it gets in. :)

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Great painting, Barb. Thanks for showing the work in progress.

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Peggy, Thanks so much, I know I enjoy it when other artists post their wip photos.

Lokelani Forrest said...

Barbara...lovely piece of work you're accomplishing here. Good luck with the judges.

Barbara Pask said...

Thank you Lokelani

Rosemary said...

I'm late getting here but WOW! What a great job you did with this! I love it and bet the judges do too! You are a romantic!
:-) and it shows in your work. The flower in her hand is a lovely touch! "Bliss" is most fitting! Good luck!

Barbara Pask said...

So happy you like it Rosemary, I hope the judges like it. I did what I wanted to do and enjoyed myself, guess that is all you can do. :)

DEB said...

Klmit would be honored!

laine lea said...

Hi Barb. Gustav Klimt was one of my favorite artist while in college....what a fun painting to do! And a great job! Hope to get back to blogging on regualra basis now and looking foraward to it!!

Barbara Pask said...

I appreciate that Deb.

Barbara Pask said...

Hi there Laine, I have missed you, I check on your blog from time to time. I'll check in with you soon.

Gwen Bell said...

This turned out so beautiful...it glows! Did you use some gold leaf? Just gorgeous.

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Gwen, Thanks so much. I did not use gold leaf but I know others that did. The original was gold leaf with a copper background I think. Also I learned the painting was square. The opening is this Saturday, can't wait to see the entrants.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Barb, this is beautiful. I love that Klimt painting and I love rainy days. Here in Southwest Florida, the weather has been more like New England than the tropics. I love it :D

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Mary, Thanks so much, I had great fun painting it. I know what you mean about the weather, just crazy. Bring on spring! lol