Thursday, October 25, 2012
Shortly , i have got this commission : a replica of Klimt´s most beatiful painting : Der Kuss , "The kiss" .... i can not tell you how happy i was to paint this beautiful piece again (some years ago i painted the same piece for a friend, it was 1mx79cm on canvas) because i love it so much, but then i was a little bit scare as i heard the size it should have : 2m x 170cm !!!! WOW! the original is 180cmx180cm !! i was intimidated by the size, but then i though this will be a great experience ,a big challenge, and a honor for me to paint this big KLIMT replica as good as i can ! you know? Klimt was 45 years old as he painted this work, i will be on november 45 years old too ! what a coincidence ! so i accepted the challenge and i want to share with you this beautiful art journey into the " golden period" of Klimt´s artwork, you can read and see how i work on this painting everyday here in my blog, i know this has nothing to do with my own style from "doll dreams" but i think this may be interesting for some of you, so meet me here to see how i create my own "KISS" painting :) , with all my respect and admiration for KLIMT´s artwork... here we go!!
This piece will be made on wood, so first of all i have added 2 coats of white gesso,allowing to dry for 2 days, then i have transfer the drawing on it with a green watercolor pencil...
I will be posting everyday photos of the process and will be writting in my bad english my experience with this BIG challenge :) maybe you can join me and paint this for you too?? :)