BOTANICAL & FINE ART
This is a new series of Fine Art paintings exploring Classical themes
More will be added soon...
‘Arthur’ is based on a beautiful statue by renown French artist Aime-Jules Dalou (1838-1902) who was noted for his ‘unpretentious realism’. This sculpture of a five years old child, Arthur St Clair Anstruther Thomson, is held in the National Museum of Scotland.
The eyes of the statue in the final painting have been painted blue and in a realistic manner to bring that 'spark of life’ to the piece. The vibrant blue colour of the background flower represents the beauty of Nature against the Man-made sculptured form of the statue.
Initial sketch* drawing of Arthur
*For more Sketches of statues and other classical pieces see the 'Sketchbook' page
'Arthur', 30x30cm Gouache and acrylic on Dibond aluminium panel
Development progress images of the painting