Friday, 31 October 2014

"Charge, Rocinante!"

Today I'm showing you my painting of Don Quixote, the third in the series of humouristic depictions of the famous knight. You probably remember the two paintings I posted in May: "Don Quixote and Sancho Panza" (here) and "Sancho Panza and His Donkey" (here). 

This one is titled "Charge, Rocinante!". It follows the previous ones in the style of bright colours and simplified design. 
Here you can see the pink cheerful clouds, the happy smile of our knight who wants to prove his strength and ferocity by battling with  (imaginary) giants and armies, the wind in his faithful steed's hair and the lance directed boldly in the direction of the enemy.


"Charge, Rocinante!", 30x40cm, oil on board

12 comments:

  1. LOVE it. Don Quihote never looks so good. And I love that Rocinante has the starring role...

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! Without Rocinante, Don Quixote would never be able to conquer all those giants and monsters! ;)

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  2. Fierce indeed. Nice imagination. Very expressive. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! For me, Don Quixote's adventures are very amusing and very inspiring :)

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    2. Oh I love your interpretation and your oil painting it is beautiful. B

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  3. How do you do it Marielle? You can turn your hand to anything! Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Em, you're so kind :) I really enjoyed painting it!

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  4. Great painting Marielle. Love those colors. Peachy in every way. Have a great week-end.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie! These colours are supposed to emphasize how much Don Quixote enjoyed his adventures! Have a great weekend, too!

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  5. I really like this, Marielle. Can feel the wind and their excitement.

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    1. Thanks, Jim :) For me, Don Quixote's story is all about his excitement about life and the unexpected!

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