A painting inspired by a sculpture in the Villa di Pratolino in Tuscany.
This is a painting I created while I was studying abroad in Florence, Italy. I was inspired by this sculpture of the mountain god Appennino. I wanted to bring in some of the textures found in the sculpture and incorporate it into this painting, so I decided to use oil paint. I also wanted to create a painting that felt more like a person and less like a sculpture, so I tried to give Appennino more animated features that look more human-like.
This piece was accepted into the 47th Annual Student Juried Show at Drake University. Below are some pictures highlighting the details of the painting.
The Full Painting, at 19″ x 23″
A Close-Up of the Detail on the Upper Left of the Face.
A Close-Up of the Face.
A Close-Up of the Upper Right of the Face.
A Close-Up of the Nose.
A Close-Up of the Cheek.
A Close-Up of the Right Eye and the Crystals Formed on the Face.