My third order… I just finished my second order, portrait of Olya… And I had a conversation to Tonia, one lady, she was like a friend for us (me and my mom) in that time. She was wonedering to see my recent order. And when she heard that i paint for order a present for birthday(Portrait of Olya), she decided that she will make such present for her daughter too. Plus the birthday will be very soon. So we decided to do , but i needed Alyona, or her photos. Good thing in that time I spent too much time with her. And plus in that time I was working on one photo serie “Little People”, fantasy style. Alyona, she is a little girl in summer 2007, she was 10 years old. We talked together, she was asking me all the time to tell her anecdotes, or any funny short stories. Also she like when I used her like a model for my photos, and then show her the done product. So for me was not so hard to make another serie of photos of this little fairy. She likes fantasy A LOT. So decided to make her like a little fairy, plus she has an interesting face, like a face of girl from paintings of Botticceli.
I made some quick photo editions with her photos I got, and talked to her mother, found some photos of fantasy forest. I also remembered one fabulous weird evening online, i spent in messenger chatting with one person, we used the background, something like a fantasy forest and pond, and for me it was more weird because i listening the beautiful music of a Bach, Air…
So I began to paint very quickly, but then I felt how I was bothered by the days which we were working, and how I wanted just to do my paintings, and nothing more. So it disturbed me, and that’s why i had some problems at the final part, when I felt that I would like that this painting was more fresh, and not filled with this feeling of disturbing.
But anyway I found it interesting, and the work process, I like a lot to make surprises, i am not so glad to get gift, I am more excited to make gifts, presents, surprises… I like this process. And also I like to have a secret, from someone, and then to show it… It is interesting for me a lot. So while I was working with this painting, I was wondering about the effect of the surprise 🙂