I have been saving this for a few days for a great MMM topic... "Romance" . I am still working with words based on the theme of the month at Creative Every Day. A word that should often be spoken with Romance is "Revive".
This chunky 12x12" canvas stared with book pages and an inspiration postcard of Antonio Canova's "Psyche Revived by Love's Kiss" sculpture in marble at the Louvre. Is there anything more romantic? To think it was carved out of marble, that is romantic alone. It is also known as "Psyche revived by Cupid's Kiss". Perfect for "heart" month!
I experimented more with sculpting myself on this one. The heart was sculpted out of layers of ripped book pages.
But it was too harsh to me. I doodled on it a bit then did a few more top secret things and a final coat of bees wax to get a brilliant softness and a touch as smooth as carved marble.
I wanted to include many shots. It is another one that has so much texture and smoothness, depth and sheen. All elements I have a hard time capturing with a camera.
May all you have a bit of romantic revival this month!