Thursday, January 22, 2009

Princeton Oak tree


Another finished piece, finally...
It takes me so much longer now to finish something. I have a great deal of trouble concentrating on my work. Having another 3 custom pieces in progress and one more that I have not even started I need to figure a way to get my focus back on track.
But this one is done. I think.
I had some issues with the composition in the beginning, but then I just filled all the holes with small detailes and that did the trick. What do you think?
The customer wanted the famous Princeton Oak tree, a tiger (who at the same time is a cat on the chain goind around the oak tree, like a hero of a very famous poem by Pushkin), a mermaid on a tree from the same poem (I give her something to do, since she must be very bored up there) and a squirrel...So it's a mix of Princeton symbolism and the poem by Pushkin. Well suited for the Russian Princeton community.
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4 comments:

sherry said...

Oh this is lovely, a breath of spring in winter.

The Empty Envelope said...

*Very* whimsical!

Jessie Lilac said...

It's lovely and you've managed to get everything into the picture without losing the freshness. My favourite part is the knitting mermaid!x

Natalya said...

U lukomoria dub zeleniy, zlataiya tzep' na dube tom... one of my favorite poems... i can't believe that i still can recite it! thanks for bringing back memories...

 

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