Friday, March 23, 2007

a little bed in a big, big castle

23 comments:

Ushuaia said...

I wish I had boxes of scraps full of stuff like that.
Do I detect a little Bonnington influence in this one?
By the way, I like a lot your old work just as much as I like the new. Whatever happen to your Swift inspired projects?
Cheers.

dodos said...

Was the TV-series about Maestro Caravaggio?

limbolo said...

Hey Luc,
Most of the stuff in the box is just stuff.
I don't think I even forwarded this to the producers in Paris. If I'd 'finished' it, I'd have ruined it. Nowadays I would add things in Photoshop without messing with the original.

Perhaps you're thinking of Bonington's historical illustrations. When I did this I was in the mood for Chardin, Tiepolo and Fragonard.

The Swiftian things remain in limbo.

Dodos, good evening,
Not Caravaggio, no... Actually it was all about a hero from outer space who was rescued by Vikings.

shellywan said...

I hate you.


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you know what i mean. you manage to catch things that i ruin in paintings. Great great great painting.

sedyas said...

O_O Great painting. I love the texture.

Elliot said...

I hope it was a wonky castle...

edhead said...

I saw you looking through your box of scraps the other day... who knows what other gems are hidden in there?

limbolo said...

Wonky castles..

chenguin said...

schöne Farben, mein Freund. wie ein ländlicher Herbsthimmel. ich bin aufgelegt, dass ich 72 Jahre alt wieder bin

jakolobo said...

It is a shame when a work done with so much talent and art finally does not see the light. I don´t know the series but the environment is proper of Murat's suicide or Don Quijote's bed. This is a beauty.

limbolo said...

Cheers Chenguin.

Jako,
Thanks for your generous remarks.

Well, it's seeing the light now. In fact this was never suitable for its overt purpose.
I have another use for it now.

The Series was THORGAL, ENFANT DES ETOILES: comics by Rozinsky and Van Hamme. Well known in Europe but almost totally unknown in the Anglo world... Part of the financing problem. Also 'Thorgal' sounds like a bathroom product in English.
Good stories though.

Marcos Mateu said...

I was extremely impressed with your sense of color and lighting since day one!

sophan said...

I WANNA CRY!

limbolo said...

Cheer up Sophan and, next time, remember to bring a hanky.

Dela said...

Amazing colors ,Thorgal will be animation or live action ?
Great mood .Thank for showing.

limbolo said...

Thorgal will be neither.
As I said: this series is not in production. Pay attention in the back row.

Matt J said...

Did Limbolo see The Golden Compass 'sizzle reel' on Aint It cool News? Your bear is on it. Looks like they decided to go with a pretty standard, regular polar bear design, HOW it's supposed to MAKE armour is anyone's guess.
The daemons look pretty uninspired too. It's all unfinished fx I know...

limbolo said...

Yes, I've seen it.
I think polar bears with clothes on look silly. I also think that Phillip Pullman's special effects are literary, not visual. I took a shot at Iorek and Paul Catling took it on after me...We'll see, come December.
There was a piece in the Sunday Times featuring an interview with Pullman and his view of the movie in-production. New Line seem to have him onside.
Tom Stoppard is now billed as the writer; so the story may have a different twist from the script I remember.

alberto mielgo said...

what a beautifull place.
fantastic painting with beautifull light.
I'm agree with Jacolobo, it's a place for an important passage in a great novel.

hans bacher said...

...in case I did not mention it recently - Sie sind verhaftet Herr Ross!

limbolo said...

it's a fair cop.

bajel said...

this is like one of the raddest paintings ive ever seen basically

Roland Mechael said...

beautiful!!!