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Resurrection Series:  Madonna by UrsaMinor45 Resurrection Series:  Madonna by UrsaMinor45
Oil on resurrected canvass, 16" x 20"

With deepest appreciation to the inspiration of Gregg Friedberg here: [link]

I apologize for the glare, as the painting is still wet.
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Kedori Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a beautiful painting.  Perfect use of colours.
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Mr Kedori!  That's a nice comment coming from one who is so talented working in (one's own) figure!
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ShamSHAMAN Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Super strong!
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your comment!
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davidvaughn444 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've been busy!!! Its been a pleasure to catch up with your work! The movement and emotion in work as of late is fantastic - I love it :love:
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, David! Yes, I've been a little busy with these, and really hope to get much busier soon.
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davidvaughn444 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hear you - would rather be quite busy in the studio rather than other things! Are you mixing your own colors...seems like you were using egg-based oils?
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I mix a lot of my own colours using baseline store bought oil paints (usually Windsor-Newton) (but not from the bottom-up with pigments - that's a fantasy I'll reserve for my retirement). Where I am experimenting with different qualities and lustres is in the media I use to dilute them - especially like walnut oil lately.  But in the Resurrection Series I prefer to use as little medium as possible, to get more of a feel of immediacy.  However, your eye is keen in that you've noticed there's something different about the Madonna painting, where I used quite a bit of medium in the paint, as it helped me cope with a lot of the underpinning painting - which was a rather strong image to overcome
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davidvaughn444 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol - ahhh, retirement...sounds kinda nice...;)

Cool - really adds a sculptural quality to your pieces as well, and very neat to hear a bit of your process...really love your work Olga!
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BTBArtist Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great piece, beautiful colours and technique.
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your comment!
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ThePrince1712 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find the title's contrast with the masculine imagery very intriguing! Amazing work.
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - I meant to provoke some thought with the title
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ThePrince1712 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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LaurieLefebvre Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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jakationvacation Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
amazing. your knowledge of anatomy and color is superb. i wish one day to progress and to learn these skills
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your comment brings joy to my heart. Thank you!
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philippeL Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superb painting :nod:
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Philippe!
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philippeL Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure :)
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schachay Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012   General Artist
Just great...again :)
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you... again! I appreciate your praise!
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anitadunkl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
You are absolutely amazing! Stunning work again :love:
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Anita - I appreciate your comment!
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Whiteling Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh wow, what a great pose, so expressive, just like your painterly interpretation. :)
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much - I had a lot of fun with this one
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Blacleria Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So amazing, there is so much feeling and emotion in this painting. Love his expression! :heart:
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much - I'm glad you like him!
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3feathers Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Stunning work. Greg is such an inspiration.
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm honoured by your comment! Yes, the expressive dynamism of Greg's poses plus his very classical physique make for a very wonderful (in the true sense of the word) subject.
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michaelelliottfurr Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
superb work as usual, love your use of color
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Michael!
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Minzile Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   General Artist
your use of colours is a great inspiration to me! thank you for painting :love:
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a treat to hear that from you, Monika - thanks very much!
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devoman1948 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
he is a super model
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He certainly is!
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devoman1948 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I have followed his work for quite a time
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digitalmanip Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Olga--

What a great combo of outstanding talent: The photography of Gregg and the amazing oil painting by Olga! This is as good as it gets and, as always, I applaud you. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.

--Craig
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, Craig - I really appreciate your comment!
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