A hat is not only a hat.a hat is an expression of a woman's soul. - Lily Doche..The beautiful story... Read More
A hat is not only a hat. a hat is an expression of a woman's soul. - Lily Doche . .
The beautiful story behind this painting:
"All good things always begin with love, they are realised and fulfilled in love. LOVE is the alpha and omega of our human existence. We have to be in love with life. And then miracles will surround our path. This painting was entitled "Classic Panni“ and was born from the fusion of two such stories.
Who inspired me this step: The ORATOR AG in Switzerland (Pfungen) is the fulfilment of two people - a couple who are really in love with life. As lawyers, they traveled the world and in their "fifties" started to produce exclusive fruit spirits, gin, rum, etc. all made according to their unique recipes. At the beginning of this year, during the first lockdown they created a very special raspberry spirit distillate (the "soul of the raspberry" - that's what I call the Geist in the German means a soul). Its story and taste are adorable and I simply felt in love with :) (no word of alcoholism!) So it became a well-rounded whole in more recent pictures, which were created under the name "ART OF SPIRIT - SPIRIT OF ART - ART IS SPIRIT". Epres Panni and the soul/spirit of raspberry. I wanted to alloy this all and gently “knead” into a new painting.
I started collecting data like I did for all of my paintings before: Panni is an autumn child. Her family name Epres has the meaning - strawberry or better with strawberries. I found a raspberry called Zefa that we can harvest in the fall. I studied its colour. Raspberry spirit is also a drink, but when I bring out the word "spirit" it is also a soul and a spirit. The strawberry is "Classic" in Latin. "Silence is important to me." "I like to be alone." (How true that is to me too!) The family comes first. The glow of your photo: a classic beauty.
The work itself: I kept Panni's original pose that can be seen on the photo but I wanted to "express" Panni as I imagine her to myself today ... with the "added value of lives things". The facial expression is a little harder, yet noble, graceful, delicate, sensitive and sensual, but stable in the stormy, dynamic world. The background is finger-painted and requires very fast working method. Panni's "every detail" is the result of careful brushwork. This all also reinforces the difference between the inner and the outer world (energies).
The hat, especially the brim, the black-stony part of the necklace and the dress were made from a mixture of earthy, alcoholic and organic spices from all over the world that are used for the noble distillates. The rock crystals of the necklace are partially painted, partially (2 pieces) quasi-mirror shapes and are glued to the canvas with acrylic paints.
The velvety fineness of the skin is achieved by fine processing of 8 coats of paint.
On the left, the symbols made of aluminum sheets placed one above the other are related to ORATOR AG.
The first from the top is a symbol, the official sign of the raspberry spirit that was mentioned earlier in the description and that also appears on the bottles. I applied it to the artwork with the permission of the owners. Today's ORATOR AG company is located in a renovated old thread factory building with beautifully designed interiors. Since the owners are art collectors and art lovers, not only the exhibition space but also the distillery itself are decorated with original paintings.
In relation to the history of the thread factory, a twist of real thread actually appears in this upper symbol - plus I topped the center with a light blue crystal. Each of the four circular markings was given a special paste in 2 layers that dries onto the surface until it is glassy and thus protects it permanently.
Dimensions of the painting: 120 x 120 x 4 cm
I couldn't incorporate Panni's favourite floral scent. The lily of the valley requires a separate visual story :)
With love and respect Judit L. Nagy - LNJ Freienstein (Switzerland), October 28, 2020.