Monday, August 02, 2010

Flower sculpture

*Update- the sculpture is "Nymph of the Fields", 1915, by Pittaluga, thank you very much Jane*

A new digital painting mainly as practice. Another sculpture I photographed somewhere at sometime but have lost track of the name or location. If you know where it is let me know. Maybe I'll do some more searching to narrow it down because it is a beautiful statue.
This type of painting is mainly value a value study since the color range is so limited. But it is still good practice.

Here's a little tour of previous statue paintings in case your interested:
-Prague cathedral
-National Gallery
-National Gallery 2

19 comments:

Arto Isotalo said...

Beautiful!

Tom Scholes said...

Gorgeous Dave.

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Amazing and fabulous, David.

Sadami said...

Dear David,
Awesome!! So beautiful!
Cheers,
Sadami

Taylor said...

gah, this is so beautiful!

galvinator said...

wow! looks like a photograph! awesome talent!

Tom said...

that's a nice photo dave. when are you gonna paint it?

BROD WONG said...

I love your style Dave, your sketches especially! Very inspiring to see your work!

kencoogan said...

Unbelieveable! How long did this take you Dave? It's incredible.

David Malan said...

Thanks!
Ken, I think it was probably 4-5 hours.

Anonymous said...

Impressionant, tellement proche de la réalité.

Nate Allison said...

Nice!

Grand said...

Wow, beautiful piece!!
Impressive work... as always!

krystyna81 said...

I love being inspired by Statues. A couple of my favorite recent paintings were based on statues I photographed in Rome. Beautiful work!

Adrian Lubbers said...

Beautiful Dave. I would LOVE to see a "tutorial" on how you create such a soft feel.

Jason Newkirk said...

very nice Malan!

manu cassier said...

Incredible ! Congratulations for your work.

Nathan Lindsay said...

this is beautiful Dave.

Jason Kim said...

love the feel of this