Homage to Petra – Original Oil Painting
Homage to Petra is a beautiful bellydancer fine art original oil painting, created on a 120cm x 60cm stretched cotton canvas using a knife, as is my trademark technique, in a limited colour palette and mixing only on the canvas.
The Petra desert scene treasury building background adds to the atmosphere. There’s a very high level of fine detail in this carefully composed, contemporary but photo-realistic painting, full of complementary stone colours. The bellydancer model is simply beautiful. She’s oblivious to the viewer and proud of her physique and sensuality, paying homage to an amazing wonder of the World.
The high resolution close up section is taken from my original scan file, so it’s extremely detailed and shows the exceptional quality of the original artwork.
I create all original oil paintings entirely using a knife, in a limited colour palette and mixing only on the canvas, in a contemporary realism style. The technique employed is a form of segmented alla prima, completed in three wet on wet layers during each painting session: Firstly the dark shadows and undertones, then mid tones and finally the highlights and light glaze effects.
My figurative compositions are influenced and inspired by the realism and romanticism of my favourite post renaissance classical Masters and their timeless, romantic masterpieces. William Bouguereau in particular. They predominantly entail high contrast, dramatic lighting and shading, as I simply adore light and am fascinated with its arguably undue influence on any subject. With the subjects, I aim to capture a carefully composed aloof anonymity in a moody atmosphere with the drama, passion and emotion in a frozen realism, rather than characteristic individual representation of a traditional portrait.
Each painting is totally unique and painstakingly hand crafted by myself with extreme passion and fine detail in every aspect. An original oil painting is the ultimate art form for discerning collectors when only the very best in fine art is acceptable and they require a statement piece to adorn their home for many years. Whether the same original artwork remains in the same place year round, or several pieces are alternated with the seasons, original fine art says something about the collector’s taste and personality.
Unframed: This original is supplied unframed for discerning collectors who have a preference to purchase their own bespoke frame to suit their personal taste that complements both the artwork and their home décor.
Framed: As an option, this original can be supplied framed and ready to hang in an extremely high quality frame for which I will provide a selection for the customer to choose from, for a sophisticated contemporary appearance. Note that it’s shown framed and hung in frame just for demonstration purposes.
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