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Classical Cherubs



Visions I have had for the future of my classical artwork include circular paintings, perhaps classicistic profile portraits. I have prepared a wooden panel with gessoe and sketched out this portrait of a cherub. This is something different for me, in my exploration of the classical technique, it feels natural and right to use oils on wood panel, as they did originally, to simulate the iconic look of classical paintings.

The idea came to me, to complete a series of these smaller cherub paintings between other things I am working on, 60cm diameter, representing the different star signs, in the classical style. This style expresses the Lalique stone texture, which you can almost feel when taking in my finished paintings. For this series, I am exploring the use of a chain, in Victorian/Edwardian style, to hang the paintings, for maximum effect.

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