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The Lady by Keithspangle The Lady by Keithspangle
I decided to put back up some of my older pieces. This was shown under a previous DA incarnation.
This is metal leaf(immitation gold and silver and copper), marker and oil paint on Clayboard...it's about 12" X 18"
The idea was to start coming up with icons for the future: here a spirit( meant to represent what humanity could be) shelters a sunflower. The symbol behind her is a wheel on which flowers are growing, meant to represent technology in service of life. The concepts need development and the leafing process isn't all that much fun and I'm really going on waaaaay too much about this, so....
music: [link] This is the same theme I added to "Lorelei"...Both paintings depict the same woman.
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016
An exquisite beauty!!!Beautifully delicate and such lovely mediums!!!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)I hope to do more like this someday soon
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Meeweeda Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Student General Artist
Awesome color palette and complex design! This beautiful.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I hope to do more metal leafing.  I was thinking of working on wood panels so I could use the wood as a design element.  On this one I covered the entire panel with a layer of imitation gold leafing and worked up from that with paint, marker and other colors of metal leaf.  I wanted to see how small I could comfortably work, so I really pushed the little details.
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Meeweeda Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Awesome! It definitely shows. :) (Smile) 
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahh! Iconography!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)  I was thinking of designing icons for a future civilization when I did this.
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Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student General Artist
:hug: Oh yes..
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If the metal leaf techniques weren't so tiresome I would have done more of these.
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Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student General Artist
:hug:
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requiem-at-saturday Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful and detailed!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)  Thank you!
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DearEva Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
What a great and magnificent work! Can't stop looking at it!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I hope to do more like this one!
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TinyWild Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
So many details! beautiful work! :wow:
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I like your photos, so I did a D-watch under my DA alter ego.
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TinyWild Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Thank you very much! :thanks:
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome!:)
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Schlissel-art Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
This is gorgeous, I love all the details. It reminds me of art nouvea and medieval art. I like that her face is rendered but her hair and clothes are flat. My only problem with it is that her hands are too small.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah...I keep doing that...my hands are smaller than what normal proportion allows, so that might be why I keep doing that...also feet.
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delenntoo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Oh, this is beautiful! I am glad you also included the explanation of the symbolism. You are a wonderful artist - and I thought your photos were good!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! and for all the faves: photos included!
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linkm2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
cool ... I like ... approval of the thumb
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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linkm2 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
not at all
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goujo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
I like it! could you post some pictures of it from another angle so we can see some shine on the leafing?
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Done!:)
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