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"A Palace Affair" 2009 Oil on wood panel

I will write more at length at some point, but I was inspired by some of Donato Giancola's work to try a slightly aerial perspective and some interesting lighting. The 'affair' story sort of developed as I played around with poses and the 'palace' part happened during the sketch phase.

This is the original transfer sketch onto the panel (gridded):
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Interesting note: I painted nearly the whole thing upside down from the way I finally decided to show it. *UPDATE* Then at a show in 2010 someone asked me to turn it back!

Part of the underpainting:
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Also interesting, I did all the planning for the painting digitally. Oddly, this is one of the first times I've done that.
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A Palace Affair by ~yveline ( Featured by SRudy )
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brittsdemesne Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't seen the original painting yet, but if I did, something tells me that I would still like your version.
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brittsdemesne Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oops, er, this was something you made...my bad.
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:iconartbrojohn:
ArtbroJohn Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice work!
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:icongabyred:
you´re a true artist! i love yours paints! i can feel the soul inside it...
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:iconabsentii:
absentii Apr 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
AWESOME
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:iconjekyllfenreed:
This looks like a really tough angle to work at, very well done!
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:iconbzyq2:
master teach me please !:D
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:iconcrceres:
The underpainting is...disconcerting. I don't think of something like this with its flowing lines being on a grid, but WOW. I thought it was a photo from the thumbnail, you've captured such an unusual pair of poses at this angle, with glorious color. It looks less surreal upside down (yes I flipped my laptop) but the way you have it oriented now seems to hint more strongly of the implications of the title. Nice job!
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N8grafica Apr 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Madnifico
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