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Cupidon - After Bougureau - 1875

14" x 18", Oil on Canvas-- The original Cupidon was painted by Bougureau in 1875. This is One of approx. 15 paintings in a series of cherubs called "Angels Amoung Us." In this painting I tried a new color pallet for the flesh tones. It is centered around the idea that, in shadow...one does not need to "darken" it to make it look dark or set back. This approach is based on using color to achieve the same affect. If you notice the shadow areas on the arms, forehead, neck, right rib cage and abdomen...color was used to darken, or at least give the illusion. I also feel that it adds more "Life" to the image. As light hits skin, some wonderful values can be seen and captured. Throughout the skin, you will see alizarins, blues, purples, greens, oranges and reds. I hope you enjoy her as I enjoyed painting her and bringing it to life.

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Olga van Dijk 02 Jan 2008

HOW BEAUTIFUL!!! Happy New Year Patrick!

Tahnja Wolter 07 Sep 2006

outstanding. So beautiful it takes my breath away

Ambrus Diossy 09 Jul 2006

Beautiful work, Bougureau would be proud!

Artist Reply: Thank you Ambrus, I appreciate you taking the time to comment, and your kind words. ~Patrick

Randall Kane 09 Jul 2006

so soft and beautiful!

Artist Reply: Thank you for commenting and I really enjoyed Your Gallery. Wonderful drawing skills.

Anonymous Guest 02 Jul 2006

funny ringtones