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123harry
03-09-2013, 12:53 PM
Red anyway, the Danube is somewhere nearby. The new bride leaves with that nice Count Vlad from up on the hill.
I may have cheated a bit by bringing in two refs of my own, the well known portrait of the original Vlad and a photo of a Roumanian doll.
Oil on paper glued to cardboard 12 x 16 inches. Started off as a pen and ink sketch which I was going to watercolour. I decided I'd get more intense reds with oils. About three hours in total.

Red Danube

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Mar-2013/186003-Red_Danube.jpg

detail....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Mar-2013/186003-Red_Danube_detail_1.jpg

Elainepsq
03-09-2013, 01:19 PM
Very nice use of the red and green. I can see this as a wonderful storybook illustration.

PaintBoss
03-09-2013, 01:45 PM
I like the exuberant feel to your piece! The red worked quite nicely here.

lisilk
03-09-2013, 01:47 PM
I can see this as a wonderful storybook illustration.

Yes, agree. I can see people are going to have a lot of fun this week at ol' Vlad's expense.:lol: Love the red underpainting Harry. Very effective and fun.

Li

oty
03-09-2013, 02:11 PM
wow, this definitely takes the challenge to another level!!! I just love everything about this creative painting! The strange thing about this painting is that although it might give the feeling of fun and hilarious, it has so much "Romanian" character. Little bits like the crowd in the background, the green mountain, architectural bits, the horse (which are still used as a transportation mean in the villages), all mixed together give me the "home" feeling! Thank you so much for joining the challenge!

horsthh
03-09-2013, 02:38 PM
Just wonderful and creative use of color, I love your painting.

eyepaint
03-09-2013, 07:34 PM
What a fun combo! How brave to try to combine all those architectures - I'm dizzy just thinking about it :)

carol_lee
03-10-2013, 12:13 AM
Wonderful combinations...!!!

crispur2005
03-10-2013, 03:42 AM
Old Vlad would be feeling right at home in this clever scene. Red is certainly his colour. What a great answer to the challenge.

Old Dog
03-10-2013, 03:55 AM
Very red and creative. Is that Vlad himself ? Nice.

skappy
03-10-2013, 05:29 AM
Very good Harry love the composition adaction there
Robert

Deano
03-10-2013, 08:36 AM
Excellent work, Harry! Off to the happy Dracul honeymoon!

Charlie's Mum
03-10-2013, 12:04 PM
Exciting, funny - hilarious even, and so very creative - clever stuff Harry ......... thanks for the giggle:)

Paulafv
03-10-2013, 03:11 PM
Clever and effective as usual, Harry. Very well done and interesting fun.

justjean
03-10-2013, 04:43 PM
Great combo and colour

surob
03-10-2013, 05:16 PM
I am LOVING all of this red! Great painting.

ajkon
03-10-2013, 05:20 PM
A great fun painting!
AJ

jlloren
03-11-2013, 06:35 AM
Fantastic! Bravo! I'm in awe.

BUN201
03-11-2013, 03:16 PM
Wonderful!

artastic
03-11-2013, 03:42 PM
BAHZING, outstanding harry

silgurt
03-11-2013, 09:14 PM
Red is definitely Vlad's colour...I love your lively interpretation and all the fantastic action

Reese

sundiver
03-12-2013, 06:20 AM
Vlad looks pretty pleased with himself! Fun.

marriam
03-12-2013, 11:39 AM
Wonderful, love the colors and great movement.

Scattykat
03-12-2013, 11:46 AM
well ya certainly did paint the town red, worked a treat, and a good giggle to boot :D

Greenbrier33
03-12-2013, 04:55 PM
Fauve. A painting after my own heart. Loud cheers for everything.

Dave

Mario V
03-12-2013, 05:53 PM
wonderfully cleverly beautiful :D

Scotkatidid
03-12-2013, 06:11 PM
I Love Vlad - Harry this is wonderful, adding your cartoon like quality painting of a'Vlad and his Roumainian Doll' showing your wonderful sense of humor and wonderful capacity for creating a story in pictures, and answering the challenge as well.

connievanwinssen
03-15-2013, 05:36 PM
LOL Great!:)

savatage
03-15-2013, 11:20 PM
I like great job