Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Reubens' Mares

This is the same team that I posted a couple of days ago, ploughing in the textured photo. This shot was taken in the barn later that day. The girls were pretty tired and sweaty. They were well conditioned for the work they were doing, but they were at it quite a while and it was a darn hot day.

The fullness of their bodies and all the rounded curves brought to mind the women painted by Reubens, plus the dark lighting and rich colours also hark back in time. I seem to be in "historic" mode with this team!

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  1. Love that one! I don't know why I haven't seen it before. Funny thing is, before the photo finished loading, I thought, "man, I really like that...I'd buy that". Then the photo finished loading and I saw the artist! Made me laugh!

  2. Judy,
    Please consider sharing some of your techniques in PS on this or your personal blog. Your work is inspiring!

  3. I love this one, Judy, and it is so well named!

    Love the Old World feeling of this one. I marvel at how easily you slipped into this new medium; it's as if you've been doing it for years. Of course, maybe you have but have been keeping it a secret?

  4. This is lovely!! I love the curves of that mare on the right!!
    So beautiful!

  5. Gorgeous, Judy. What a great job. (Insert several clappy smilies here!!)

  6. Fantastic Judy!!! I just LOVE this. I too would like to hear your PS techniques, really an amazing image.