Spring Petals by kyena

Spring Petals

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Added: Aug 08, 2005
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Artwork Description

The third addition to my season series.

This time Spring.
Some throughts I had while painting this:

Spring has to fight her way out of the grasp of Winter before she can fully blossom.
Thus the webish cocoon thing at the bottom of her dress.

The dress itself is supposed to mimic a caterpillar at the bottom and the floating veils should sympolize the transformation into a butterfly (probably a bit too much symbolism and suger hmm?)..

I added the cloudy weather because April belongs to Spring and I really hate the moody character of that Month..you can have sun and the next time clouds coming in and rain for hours..

Some other things which are personal to me have been added as well but I am not going to bore you with that Smile (the things that made me chose the color scheme above all).

I used a smiliar picture of myself for the arms and hands (didn't help much though - I shouldn't have chosen that pose to start with...) and all different kind of butterfly pictures and flowers (mainly of chinese cherry trees and Magnolias (spelling?))
No references for the clothing or anything else

Hope you enjoy! Smile

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Guest's picture

wonderfull from hendaye

matthughes's picture

Very nice work! I love the color scheme!

rita's picture

just beautiful - love the flowers in the foreground, too

ahmeterdogan's picture

Wooow Natascha. Absolutely beautiful work. and great composition. very nice...

Guest's picture

Exquisite, as always. I so look forward to your posts!

kyena's picture

I am glad you liked the visit Davy Smile

kyena's picture

Thanks Christine.
You mean the cocoon thing? Well it's tons and tons of brushstrikes then going over again to add highlights here and there Smile

Guest's picture

When i looked at 'Spring Petals' i just had to visit your other work and your site. Your art is incredible! I especially like how you draw hair.

griffingirl's picture

Fantastic composition, I think! The petals in the foreground...very ambitious! How'd you get that awesome spun-glass texture on the bottom??

Art at its best.