OBERON by rita


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Added: Feb 20, 2006
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"I'll watch Titania when she is asleep,
And drop the liquor of it in her eyes:
The next thing then she waking looks upon
Be it on lion, bear, or wolf, or bull,
On meddling monkey, or on busy ape
She shall pursue it with the soul of love.
And ere I take this charm from off her sight
(As I can take it with another herb)
I'll make her render up her page to me.
But who comes here? I am invisible;
And I will overhear their conference."
Model for Shakespear's Elf King is the great artist and Epiloque Member Uwe Jarling.

NuPastels and pastelpencils at velourpaper. Size 48 x 68 cm.

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rita's picture

Thank you, Rob! I just enjoy great art

Guest's picture

i've been reading ur generous posts on all these other artists pages and i finally came upon ur page.absolutely fantastic work.beautiful!!!

rita's picture

Thank you, David - glad you like

dasil's picture

Simple, yet very effective. Excellent, Rita.

rita's picture

Patrik, thank you. And my model owns now this portrait and he is VERY HAPPY with it - because in real it looks even better Wink

patrikmuhr's picture

Good work...Portraits are not often a piece of cake.....

rita's picture

Jessica, thank you very much. And Uwe has really that long hair Smile Well, pastels are so easy to work with, I always can do other work between - no cleaning brushes - or afraid something is dry when I come back...

Guest's picture

Wow! Who knew Uwe looked like that? What a handsome portrait. I am so impressed with your recent work Rita. You do such amazing textures with the pastels.

rita's picture

Thank you very much Walt - its a joy to recive such a great compliment from such a great artist!

baylessiii's picture

Hey, new stuff! Incredible portrait, Rita. I really love the warm delicate sunset lighting. Fantastic!

rita's picture

Again, thank you Raine, seeing the photo-reference, I just HAD to draw him as a king...

rainesz's picture

Your portraits are really amazing, Rita. His expression is so regal.

rita's picture

thank you so much - actually the colors look at the original much better Laughing out loud

babs111's picture

Such rich colors and great attention to detail; excellent portrait Rita!

rita's picture

ARGH - want to read more Wink
Thank you for your nice comment Patrick

megaflow's picture

Sorry - message cutoff bug hit me. Sad

megaflow's picture

This is a nice portrait, and it's great to see Uwe in all his glory! I think that

rita's picture

Katerina, my friend, thank you so very much!!! Yes, I am happy myself!

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Cathie - thank you so very much Laughing out loud

katerina's picture

Rita one of the best male elf fantasy portraits i have across i love the portrait and I'm so happy to see it in your beuatiful gallery! Smile

somerset's picture

Hi Rita, This is just superb, I can imagine Uwe as Oberon, even though I dont know the artist myself, he certainly looks the part...Well done Rita (applause)....your friend Cathie xxx

rita's picture

Ha ha ha - Malcolm, thanks - Uwe was worried first, that I am not kind enough to him Wink But he really had not to worry, with such great photos he sent it was so easy to capture him.

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Karyn, thank you so much - yes I think he makes a great handsome Oberon Wink

rita's picture

Thank you so very much Scott!!

fantasist's picture

Beautiful work, Rita. Uwe should be really flattered that you make such a brilliant job of turning him into Oberon.

yadykaryn's picture

The model is HANDSOME, and the rendering is wonderful. Lovely vivid colors, and so realistic and senstively drawn. Wonderful portrait.

sdavis123061's picture

I echo everyone else's thoughts, great work Rita. Smile

rita's picture

Pierre, THANK you so much. When the model approves the painting - what can I wish more?
Beside that I enjoy all the comments Smile

rita's picture

Matt! THANK you so very much, my friend! Your comment make my day!

rita's picture

Uwe, just to see your joy was worth waiting and working 2 months more Smile I am so happy you like! Come and visit me, my friend, and then take it with you at home!

Art at its best.