Sunday, 21 July 2013

Made of Stone




Mixed media 24x16cms














 











Walking up the long driveway of a 17th century villa is a little niche in the wall. In the niche is a life size statue of a young boy.  Some of what I think is the pearly blue colour remains, but this could be the effect of time on what originally covered the wall behind and the statue.
I can't find any information on who the boy was but he does look as if he carried something more on his shoulder. 
I used watercolour, coloured pencil and gouache to capture the effect of time on the stone, statues are good to paint of draw...they don't move!

12 comments:

Polly Birchall said...

This is brilliant. Full of lovely textures and age. What a little gem you found. Have a lovely week

Vicki Holdwick said...

Very nice, Cathy!

xoxo

stewcrowther said...

Beautifully done Cathy.
I love it :-)
Stew.

Introverted Art said...

I love the colors on this...

Sipsi Rose said...

Lovely! You have brought him to life :-)

Sipsi Rose said...

Lovely! You have brought him to life :-)

Mary Walker said...

Lovely colors

. said...

Lovely colours, I like the turquoise coming through. The boy statue looks like the once I have seen before, of children working, and it looks like he's caring roof tiles... Or maybe its books?

Thank you for stopping by again : ) the painting I did, its not my daughter look wise, but what she likes to do and the hair piece I got the idea from a music video I saw/but also I remember making as a kid back in Sweden... Just something for fun.

Have a great week!

Alex said...

looks awesome!

Lynn said...

This is lovely. i really like the background.

Katherine Thomas said...

Ooh, this is SO creative! Wow! It's like an abstract painting, but yet a realistic drawing... I love this!

Sue Pownall said...

It's lovely Cathy.

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