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SONG TO THE MOON, sung in Czech by Renee Fleming

Mouse drawn and painted in photoshop 5.5. Windows ’98 platform.

This is my attempt in working in a style I have always loved , Art Nouveau. The master of this style was Mucha. I used one of his many paintings of Sarah Bernhardt, the actress, as a starting point. I have completely redrawn, and added my own interpretation. I hope I captured the drama of a great ‘Diva’ in the style of my idol, Alphonse Mucha.

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  • KazM
    KazMabout 5 years ago

    Marvellous Mouse-creation
    Lovely Lady
    Clever Colour & Composition
    Wonderful Woman

  • Thank you, I didn’t know whether she was comimg through on the feeds or not. It doesn’t seem to be working in my gallery?

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • kamaljeet kaur
    kamaljeet kaurabout 5 years ago

    This is extremely beautiful and gorgeous work….superb details!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you Kamal

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

    JUSTARTabout 5 years ago

    a beauty

  • Thank you

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 5 years ago

    Oh, Norval, this is so stunning it’s breathtaking. I’m totally speechless!!!!!!

  • Thanks Marsha, the 3D effect is one of those happy accidents, I will have to study the piece to see what caused it so I can repeat it.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • Impressionism
    Impressionismabout 5 years ago

    wow! this is dazzling!
    beautifully creative work Norval

  • Thank you K

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • Ellen  Price - Greenwald
    Ellen Price -...about 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful…Excellent work, Norval :-)

  • Thank You Ellen, as I was telling one of my friends on the Bubble, this piece was my method of working a way out of a bad case of the winter blahs.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • redladyart
    redladyartabout 5 years ago

    This has got to be your best work ever! :)

  • Thank you Sharon, this period in art and music is one of my favorites.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 5 years ago

    So rich and gorgeous! I love the colors, the profile and the richness of this whole image.

  • Thank you Bunny, especially for mentioning the profile, I completely redrew it and put the famous ‘Streisand’ hook in the nose. It wasn’t hard to do, Sarah Bernhardt has it too. I guess it’s the sign of a strong woman.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • Syd Baker
    Syd Bakerabout 5 years ago

    Very beautiful, Norval, I remember discovering Mucha while still at the Art Institute, and for years I practiced those stylish curves and ornamental details of the master of Art Nouveau. Did you know he designed household objects, furniture, even some architecture? I like the enameled copper effect you used too.
    Did you survive the cold spell OK?

  • Thanks Syd, I studied him too, everything I could find. And what I really appreciated these artist were a jack of all trades, they designed it all. This piece of artwork was my answer to this weather—————— 20 below———aweful. But I survived.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • Marg Thomson Photography
    Marg Thomson P...about 5 years ago

    Beautiful! xoxox

  • Thank You

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

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