It may seem a strange thing for an arachnophobe to say… but my favourite thing about this painting is the thread of spider silk.
I’ll post my work-in-progress photos later in the week.
Prolific Swiss artist and designer Celestino Piatti (1922–2007) has an instantly recognisable style. I may be wrong but I’m pretty sure I’m one of his biggest fans. My favourite Piatti quote: “You can draw an owl a thousand times, and never find out its secret”.
In the style of… appears occasionally instead of my regular Shoot it, Sketch it posts. Using my own photographs as a starting point, I’m drawing inspiration from some of the world’s greatest illustrators. It’s not about slavishly copying someone else’s art; it’s an experiment in seeing things differently.
8 thoughts on “In the style of… Celestino Piatti”
Nice painting and nice photograph. You get his style perfectly.
Nuno has beaten me to it Anna 😉
Must go look @ some Owls now ….
Lovely little sparrow! I agree about the spider web thread, it’s a great touch, and I love the blue background, too. And thanks for reminding me about Piatti. I’m positive I had “The Happy Owls” as a child.
I nominated you for a versatile blogger award, I enjoy your art very much What a talent! wanted to say thank you! : )
Thank you, Danielle! I’m really glad you like my art : ) I’ve just mentioned you (and the award) on my Blog Awards page.
I hadn’t heard that owl quote before, I love it! Your sparrow is very lovely too 🙂