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I started a really great challenge: to paint a half realistic, half surrealistic piece, using MPO.
I had an old, black and white photo-reference about myself, from age ca.6. I want to show the grey, boring, poor environment from the 50-ies in Hungary, when and where I was grown up. The right side of the painting I will paint ALL the nice dreams from a small girl. I had a problem with the composition: how I was thinking about it first, I was afraid: the painting will fall into two parts, because of the big contrast, BUT then I got the idea: at the bottom part all along I'll show the dark, the scary part of that girl, reading the fairy tales. So I hope I'll be able to realize least a part, what is now in my mind. I already started to cover the masonite with a transparent pure wax and added at the right side the first, color-layers. Now I have the problem again: how I will transfer my drawing, because there is already the wax I made a copy from my drawing and that I will pierce only on the main shapes, the rest will follow. Here is the first photo about the start. Wish me luck! :)

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Comment by Maria Varga-Hansen, VargaMari on April 26, 2013 at 9:12am

Thank you , my dear Jeanne! I was glad to see you, giving comments again! I hope we'll see your new painting soon, too! I really miss you and your art! :) Mari

Comment by Жанна on April 26, 2013 at 6:37am

Dear Marie! This painting is the most perfect I've ever seen! How much sense, professionalism and work you invested. I simply must give you a low Oaklawn and his endless admiration for your creativity and great talent!

Comment by Maria Varga-Hansen, VargaMari on April 19, 2013 at 8:20pm

Well, I think I reached a point, when I have to stop, otherwise I'll ruin the whole image, so I declare my Imagination, as DONE!
I show here the final stage (I'm not able to shoot a better photo, sorry): the glitters look others in real, but I have not the best camera...
and I show you some close-ups from the girl. Thank you for your attention! :) Mari

Comment by Maria Varga-Hansen, VargaMari on April 17, 2013 at 9:26am

Vielen Dank, liebe Uschi! :) Mari

Comment by Ursula Koch on April 17, 2013 at 8:55am

Mari, I admire you to do such masterpiece with real ability and your patience.

Your work touches me so tight - and I cannot find the right words. But I think you

understand what I will say.

Comment by Maria Varga-Hansen, VargaMari on April 15, 2013 at 11:02pm

Thank you! MPO highly inspires and motivates me! :) Mari

Comment by Antonin Sedlacik on April 15, 2013 at 9:07pm

I even love the way it is.Your detail underlines your quality of work in whole. All well mastered and I really do love every single detail. Your best so far///  

Comment by Maria Varga-Hansen, VargaMari on April 15, 2013 at 9:01pm

Today I took my stylus and started to work on the girl, with fine details, that I couldn't achieve (yet) with the knives. I'm happy, because it works! I show you now 4 close-up, still looks very raw, like "pixelic" because of the calligraphy pen-nib of the stylus, but tomorrow I'll heat and then hopefully won't ruin, but make her smooth.

Comment by Maria Varga-Hansen, VargaMari on April 13, 2013 at 12:01pm

Thank you Antonin! In real it looks really nice, not too dominant, but in a different angle, or a good, artificial lighting it really glowing. I just have to make the girl's face and figure finer, then DONE! :) Mari

Comment by Antonin Sedlacik on April 13, 2013 at 11:10am

This effect brings it into that dream and imagination. I find it a good connection to the little girl ... Interesting , I wonder how it looks in real....   








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