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Rusalka 2 (my painting/ moja slika)


oil on canvas

ulje na platnu

The background is inspired by an actual landscape but only partly. The face, the eyes, the skin colour... It turned out exactly the way I wanted it to be. Rusalka 2 ( There is also a Rusalka 3 and if you want, I'll post that one as well).  The only problem is finding a proper place for it in my house... It's a sort of painting that draws attention to  itself. I just find it hard to find what is the right place for her. Any suggestions?

If you scroll down, you'll find a collage on which you can see how the painting looked after I had worked on it for the first time. As you can see, it was pretty much finished. I only added another layer of colour and some finishing touches. In general, it's how I work with oil paints. However, to paint one old church in Starigrad, it took about ten attempts and I'm not even sure I'm sadisfied with it. Sometimes a painting is finished in a few days, sometimes it takes a few weeks... or even a few  months. You never know and that is actually a fun part. It's like every painting has a mind of its own.

Pozadina je nadahnuta stvarnim krajolikom, ali samo djelomično. Lice, oči, boja kože...ispalo je točno onako kako sam željela. Rusalka 2. (Ima i Rusalka 3 pa ako želite i nju ću objaviti) Jedini problem je pronaći pravo mjesto za nju u svojoj kući. To je takva slika koja privlači pozornost na sebe. Teško mi je pronaći koje je pravo mjesto za nju? Imate li prijedloga? 

Spustite li se niže, vidjeti ćete kolaž na kojem možete vidjeti kako je izgledala nakon što sam prvi put radila na njoj. Kao što vidite bila je više manje završena. Samo sam dodala drugi sloj boje i malo je dovršila. Većinom tako radim s uljanim bojama. No, da bi nacrtala jednu staru crkvu u Starigradu, trebalo mi je desetak pokušaja i nisam čak ni sada sigurna da sam posve zadovoljna sa njom. Nekad je slika gotova u nekoliko dana, nekada su potrebni tjedni ili mjeseci. Nikad se ne zna i to je zapravo zabavni dio. Kao da svaka slika pomalo sama o tome odlučuje.




Comments

  1. Genial pintura. Me ha encantado tu blog. Ya te sigo por Blogovin!!
    Nekane
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  2. Teško je reći gde da je staviš, to ipak ti najbolje znaš ;) Stvarno izgleda fenomenalno i zanimljivo je to što je svaka priča za sebe i što ne znaš koliko će vremena i truda biti potrebno za svaku...

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  3. Beautiful! Love the colors you chose, Ivana :)

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    1. thank you dear Barbara. I've wanted the colours to match the mythology...and the descriptions of Rusalka to be found in folk tradition.

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  4. Interesting :) I would love you to sketch something about our blog...if you are interesting leave a comment here : mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr :) M&MFASHIONBITES

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    1. Thank you for answering :) You can sketch one of our outfits ,if you like ...let me know :)

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  5. Molto intenso, secondo me su un bel muro bianco senza troppe cose intorno, starà bene!


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  6. E' vero è un dipinto che attira l'attenzione, posizionarlo a dovere non sarà facile!
    Fabrizia – Cosa Mi Metto???

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  7. Dear Ivana, this painting is absolutely impressive! The expression of her eyes is touching me in my soul. I think this painting is absolutely important for you and therefore it deserves an important place in your home where you can met her eyes as often as possible as it looks like as if she has a special message for you on which you should remember as often as possible. I

    I gave the shirt you have won on Sunday in the post, hopefully it will reach you soon and you will like it <3

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

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    1. thank you so much dear Rena, I'm really looking forward to receiving your present:)

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  8. Nice and looks great.
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  9. Sjajno izgleda, baš ima nešto moćno u pogledu, to uvijek uspiješ odlično napraviti :)

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  10. lubię te Twoje obrazy, są urzekające w swej prostocie :)

    http://lamodalena.blogspot.com/

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  11. Wow, wonderful!

    xoxo
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  12. I think where you have it above the back of the couch in your collage photo is good.

    I read some of your other blog posts and like your thoughts. Your blog makes me feel peaceful for some reason...

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  13. Wow doll, these are amazing. Love them :)))) xx

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  14. You know better where to put your piece of art, looks amazing!

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  15. I do love this painting, it's talently done. You are a true artist Ivana, all your artworks are so special and original!

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  16. Ova mi je još ljepša nego prva a prva me oduševila! Kosu si majstorski naslikala! Divna je!

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