Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Italian Renaissance Study

8"x10" oil on masonite

This portrait is done after "Christ, the Man of Sorrows" by Giampietrino (1500-1540),
a follower of Leonardo da Vinci.
I did it for Michelle Burnett's blog "Following the Masters" , March Challenge.
I enjoyed very much painting it.
Thanks Michelle for your wonderful blog!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Dracula's Castle

12"x24" oil on canvas

Did you hear about "The Count Dracula" legend?
He is the main character of the Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula".
Although the novel is fiction, there are some historical connections between the character and Vlad, Prince of Wallachia (Southern region of Romania), best known as "Vlad the Impaler", faimous for his resistance against The Ottoman Empire and for his cruel punishments.
Bran Castle, commonly known as "Dracula's Castle" is described in the novel as the Count's home.
A few other interesting facts you can find here and here.

Monday, March 8, 2010

An old bridge

20"x28" oil on canvas

"Happy International Women's Day to all Ladies!"