Monday, 2 July 2012

Etruscan Horses

Inspired by the historical programmes of Bethany Hughes about the Minoan Civilisation, Thiera island, Atlantis and ancient Greece as well as by some horse sculptures I found on the internet I painted on glass this picture of Etruscan Horses :)


Sleek and slender, stylized and very decorative, they captured my heart. The colours I used were emerald mixed with turquoise and with a lightening medium. The white background of the picture accentuates the green colour even more.




Since I used a vintage style photos for my post, the colour of the horses has been slightly changed. In fact it looks a little more subtle. It may seem like the paper under the glass is crumpled, in fact these are the window frames reflections.



And here are the photos of the sculptures that inspired me:




Hand made Monday - time to join the bunch of crafty people. Get clicking guys!

15 comments:

  1. wow, that is soooo stunning. The colour just pops out. Beautiful.

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  2. Just gorgeous! They remind me of some decorative plates my mum used to have!

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  3. That's stunning!I love the horses and the colour's perfect for them.

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  4. Wow Martha these are beautiful, love the colours so vibrant

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  5. Lovely work and the colours are amazing

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  6. Really beautiful, great colours and a fantastic design.
    Have a great week. Ali x

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  7. The colours look perfect for Greek blue skies - pity its raining again here - never mind, the design is lovely

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  8. Stunning, beautiful colours. Have you read The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller, a retelling of The Iliad - I can highly recommend it and your post just reminded me of it. x

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  9. This is really beautiful, I love the colours and the effect of shadow against the glass. It's so striking.
    I done some sketches of these types of horse ornaments. I'll have to root them out and see if I can do anything with them.

    Jan x

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  10. Brilliant work.
    Can see why the sculptures inspired you

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  11. Wow, this is beautiful! You're really captured the style of these horses, and their history is so fascinating! Lovely job :)

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  12. HI,
    WOW Beautiful snap!!!Thank you very much for sharing this snaps.

    Horse Decanter

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  13. Hi
    Very nice work and very interesting blog you have. I have a horse like the second picture. Do you know whose it work? Looking for information on this sculpture. Regards Kasia

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