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Flaming June commissioned?

November 8, 2011 1 comment

A few months ago a friend told me about a painting his fiance absolutely loves and he wanted to know if it was something I could reproduce so he could surprise her with a special gift.

This was quite a project and I now have a lot more understanding of what these classic painters went through in order to realize a vision.

The original painting is 47″ x 47″ oil on canvas and resides in a museum of art on Portugal. The story goes that it was originally auctioned for an asking price of $170 which no one wanted to pay so it stay with the auction house until a museum employee saw the painting and offered $10,000 for it has been safe and sound since then.

Here’s the original:

 

As you can see, there is a tremendous amount of attention to detail and it took him nearly two years to complete this piece.

I was asked to make my reproduction in a brighter orange and I did my version in approximately six weeks.

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