Dandelion Princess

I’ve always wanted to give an Art Nouveau painting a try… so… um… here’s a first attempt.

The Czech is a nod to Alphonse Mucha (among other reasons), who was, of course, the man.

About this image: acrylic painting on 12″x16″ wood panel

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100 thoughts on “Dandelion Princess

  1. You mentioned this painting last week and
    you have definitely not disappointed anyone
    with these fine results, you just keep getting
    better and better my great friend, indeed the
    whole concept of this one shines brightly, in
    the sense that it is a true masterpiece 🙂 🙂

    Have a superb start
    to your Monday SIG 🙂

    Androgoth

    • You are always so incredibly kind, A.G… your tireless support is truly appreciated… very much!
      I was hoping this wouldn’t be too silly… but it seemed like it might be fun to give it a try, anyway. And while I don’t have near as much practice painting as with other mediums I really enjoy it… and I’m hoping that someday (with enough practice) it might start to come together for me.
      Thanks again, Andro – very, very much, my friend!
      🙂

  2. Lovely! What a huge ego you must give your wife. Dandelions are already so romantic to me on account of my favourite book being “Dandelion Wine” by Ray Bradbury, so this is right up my alley. I just love the lines in her hair and her chin and her ear and everything.

    • Thanks so much, U.M!
      Hahaha… I don’t know about that… you would think she might be secretly getting pretty sick of it already!
      Hmmm… I’m intrigued by the book now, U.M… (library day might have to come early this week)!
      🙂

    • That is very kind of you to say, Deb! Thank you so much!
      And you have a very good eye! Annabelle was the reference model for this painting! I can’t believe she’s not sick of this kind of thing already!
      🙂

    • Thank you very much, Mary!
      I’m currently trying to decide on my next painting project (I have a notebook full of ideas and it’s a bit of a challenge narrowing down the list of possible suspects, er, paintings)!
      🙂

  3. I am (or have been) one of those Americans who don’t always realize other countries exist. 🙂 I got lost in the Mucha wikipedia page link and never actually came back here to say that I like your painting — there is great fun in it! Sorry ’bout that, but not totally, because I know more about Czechs, now!

    • I can relate to that, Carol! It’s nearly impossible not to find yourself going in new directions when researching something of interest online. It’s almost like a stream-of-consciousness thing.
      And thank you for your kindness, Carol! Very much!
      🙂

    • Hahaha… I don’t know about that, Mr. B… but thank you very, very much!
      Oh, man… that second part I do know about! SO NOT TRUE! You are every bit an artiste! And one who is far to modest at that – I don’t think you are fooling anyone, there… the great thought and effort you put into your work is instantly obvious!
      🙂

    • Absolutely! Me too! What talent and vision – I drop my jaw every time I look at his work.
      Thank you so much, Peg! It was fun to give it a try, anyway (I suspect I might try something similar in the future, too)!
      🙂

    • Thank you so very much, B.F! It is indeed… I’ve been working on my painting for a while now, but this is the first time I’ve tried something related to this style. It was a lot of fun, too… I’m thinking there might be another one or two similar attempts in my future.
      Hahaha… agreed!
      🙂

  4. I am just taking another look at this one
    SIG and of course while I am here, thank
    you for calling into my Space and adding
    such excellent thoughts to my postings 🙂

    Have a wondrously
    fine evening now SIG 🙂

    Androgoth

    • Thank you very much, Andro!
      And my pleasure, sir! I always enjoy stopping by to take a look at your creative endeavors! As long as I can keep my wits about me long enough to remember what planet I’m on, of course!
      🙂

    • Hahaha… you know what’s kind of funny, P&K… when I was actually out looking for reference images of dandelions they seemed to be more difficult to locate than at any other time I could remember!
      🙂

    • Hahaha… it’s so funny you should mention that, Martin! I was just doing a bit of research on Absinthe a while back (the literal kind, of course) as I stumbled across so many mentions of it in my reference material(s)!
      🙂

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