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Resurrection Series:  Lazarus by UrsaMinor45 Resurrection Series:  Lazarus by UrsaMinor45
Oil on recycled canvass, 16" x 20"

Did I ever have fun with this. Here's the recipe:

Ingredients:

- One old canvass: the first colour portrait I ever did in a portrait painting class I took 3 years ago, in order to get over my fear of colour. It was horrible, but it was a start.
- some leftover paint sitting on my palette for over a week. Blobs of colour wrecklessly squeezed in excess out of the tube, not yet hardened (well, almost not)
- gfriedberg's image at [link]
- 2 bottles of Polish beer
- 1.5 hours of free time before bed

Instructions:

Eat well. Drink beer. Let the inspiration that's been at the back of your head for weeks free, and paint wantonly over that horrible early portrait that you just can't bear to throw out because it's a stretched canvass that you paid for.

Stop when you're finished, 1.5 hours later. No preliminary sketches, no underpainting, no special glazes. Do not overthink or overpaint. Just do it. Then stop.

Et voila!
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Chazzier Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
I like it very much.
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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rubenom Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great wokr!
gfriedberg work is very inspirational to me too :wave:
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! And yes, Gregg certainly is a great model and inspiration.
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davidvaughn444 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your words of wisdom - made me smile :)
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
David, it has taken me so long to respond. Thanks for your comment and your smile.
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Whiteling Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
I guess I have to try out the beer-aided painting method as well, it results in beautiful work! ;) :ahoy:
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, and sorry for not responding sooner. I hope you have had success in trying out the method - lol!
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Robart88 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
the blue tones are manificent and the form strong and vibrant
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It has taken me so long to respond to your comment.... Thank you - I appreciate your thoughts!
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