Saturday, June 13, 2009

New painting, a covered Venus

One of my favorite artist is Botticelli and I painted my rendition of "The Birth of Venus" already but I had to do it again. This one is different though.
Botticelli painted Flora (spring) welcoming Venus. Flora is about to cover Venus with a red oxide/orange cape. Well I painted Venus covering herself with that cape. I painted also the little pink flowers and I continued the painting on the sides.
This piece measures 6"x12" it is Acrylic on stretched canvas and has a crackelure effect. My prior post is sad but I am already over it. I am a strong believer that when one door closes another better opens up. So everything has a reason in life.
I am not quitting applying for shows. I will continue to do so. I know the market here is very competitive and rejection is part of the process.
I learn that The Bayou city Arts Festival, received 900 applications for only 300 spots. So I think it was a hard work for the jurors to reject artist.
Thank you for all your encouraging words, it meant a lot to me.
Hugs.



15 comments:

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

She's beautiful! I missed your previous post and will go check it now.
YOu do beautiful work, never forget that♥
Darla

Julie said...

I love Botticelli too....this is just beautiful!!!

Michelle said...

I love your Venus! Birth of Venus is one of my favorite paintings and you made her even MORE beautiful than Botticelli!

Dont be discouraged, there will be more wonderful opportunities for your lovely art, dont ever give up on it!

Michelle :)

BumbleVee said...

absolutely Adri.!! There will always be setbacks...in life as well as in artistic endeavours. Just keep plugging along.... you are being noticed!

don't forget, it is people doing this "jurying in" as they like to call it.... of the art and show pieces. BUT..... ....what is their criteria? how do they make their choices? it could even be eeny, meen, miny moe.... or they could be having a miserable day.... I've seen it happen....... and how many judges? ...and who? .. how old, how young? what is their background? etc... don't give it a second thought.... it is not worth the headache or the heartache. Just dust off and enter another one... and another....... it may be the most amazing choice of your life.........

Lyn Newhouse said...

It's a beautiful painting!!

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Zinnia said...

Just gorgeous! You nailed it! Looks just like the original! oxoxox
Zinnia

annie said...

This Venus is very beautiful!
Congratulations!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Hi again Adriana!
I've got an award for you on my blog♥
Darla

Donna Childree Gotlib said...

Yes, you should continue to apply to shows! Your work is lovely.

Amber said...

keep going.........you make beautiful art! Blessings

Flor Larios Art said...

She is beautiful...I am glad that you are feeling better.

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Lisa said...

Beautiful work!!

Meral Erdo─čan said...

lovely...

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