Sunday, January 15, 2012

Resurrection of a Painting - Part Three

After deciding upon an image (see part two) and collecting reference I began the drawing for the final painting. I started with a harmonic armature within which I placed the figure and other elements. An armatures can help to create order amongst the various various elements and to the whole:


After transferring this to the canvas the wash drawing was begun:


The reference came from many different places. I took photos of my friend and student Juan Pablo:


Drew Struzen's Star Wars posters have wonderful renderings of light effects. They really are a modern interpretation of halos.  Illustrator Mike Sass uses similar effects on his art for the Star Wars game Knights of the Old Republic:



For sky, drapery and flag I looked to Titian:


I found this image of a lake in Alberta and used it as a source for the rocks at front:



For the clouds, Cagnacci's Assumption of Mary Magdalene:



The broken gates I borrowed from Casper David Friedrich:



The cross comes from San Filipo Neri church in Florence:



And the Hubble space telescope provided the cosmos:



Mix it all up and shake real hard:

Anastasis 

The final painting is now in the private collection of His Eminence Mauro Cardinal Piacenza in Vatican City.

3 comments:

Kelly Borsheim said...

way cool, M!

Carnivore said...

Awesome, man!

Anonymous said...

Ama la tua pittura. E 'un capolavoro, Maestro Martinho.
Mi piace il blog, molto istruttiva. Si prega di tenere blogging.
Sei veramente un artista straordinario e un grande maestro.
Dio vi benedica!

- SL