Friday, September 26, 2014

30 Day Challenge Day 26: The Violin

The Violin
Copyright 2014 Hirschten
Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"
My violin is by far the most beautiful thing I own.  It was probably built in Germany in the 1880s or so.  The back is inlaid with a mother of pearl design.  I've wanted to paint it for awhile but this is my first attempt... and boy was it difficult!  All of the weird shadows and proportions are what make it beautiful and almost impossible to depict.

"There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion."
-Edgar Allan Poe

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