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Inclings Of Oppulance by Carmen  Cilliers

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Inspired by the textures of luxury and oppulance this painting has been created using mediums ranging from acrylic, glue, inks, gold leaf, shellac, pastel and layers of various papers.

Please view the large version of this painting if you have the time, I believe it shows the details and textures much better.

I will be very interested in your comments as this painting presented many hurdles during the process, some mediums just don’t like working together! Pastel is not traditionally varnished, but I have defied tradition!

For developement of the painting you can view my journal entry where I have uploaded a few pictures of this work in progress. Now that it is complete I will upload a few more of the stages of developement for those interested, yes BillyLee – I am thinking of you : )

Thanks for viewing and leaving your comments.

Carmen : )

My paintings are an exploration and expression of my personal emotions, interpersonal relationships and recollections of childhood; the human condition; and also influenced by my travel experiences and their influences on my senses as well as inspiration drawn from current fashion and pop culture.

My aim is to represent my world and express, with my chosen media the emotional moments, quirky twists and often humorous encounters of life.

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Comments

  • Xenia
    Xeniaalmost 7 years ago

    wonderful! i love your work!

  • Tron
    Tronalmost 7 years ago

    Love this kind of work you do Carmen…I bet you would do fabulous painting one of my abstracts :) I like your busy work best, and the way your style stands out.

  • Carmen  Cilliers
    Carmen Cilliersalmost 7 years ago

    Thank you Mark… and I meant to tell you the other day well done for having your angel on the home page. I recognised it right away. Really nice to get one up there I am sure. Never mind me painting one of your abstracts… when are YOU going to give it a go ; ) ?

  • flower68
    flower68almost 7 years ago

    beautiful work.Love the depth and richness of the colours.Love that you used so many different mediums,I like to experiment like that too-though not particularly evident yet in my folio!just had another look,the textures are brilliant.Fantastic.

  • Carmen  Cilliers
    Carmen Cilliersalmost 7 years ago

    Thank you flower, especially for taking a closer look at the larger view. All I can say is start experimenting – it’s fun!

  • melynda blosser
    melynda blosseralmost 7 years ago

    this beautiful , love the dark blues blacks,greens,whites an yellow, with texture the chair back with dark black and light butterflies gold,whites and pinks , really make her pop, the red hair with black and yellow strikes give it depth and shine, skin ahas the perfect amount of shadows and lights, with rosiness of her checks and red lips, golden earrings and necklace and the bracelets and rings with the hint of green perfect to set it off . the dress with the multi colored pattern perfect , well done

  • dogbreath
    dogbreathalmost 7 years ago

    Another one for the featured page!

  • Vickie  Scarlett-Fisher
    Vickie Scarle...almost 7 years ago

    She came out soooo beautiful. You can see all the textures. You did it again, kiddo.

  • Robin Pushe'e
    Robin Pushe'ealmost 7 years ago

    Was waiting for this one.. Hats off lady!! Beeeeuuuuuuteefull! Love the colors.. Keep it up

  • Kaitlin Beckett
    Kaitlin Beckettalmost 7 years ago

    Love your shadowy cheeks! I bet using all those mediums would have been fun. I’d have just ended up making inky mud pies!

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