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Repost from @jota.leal using @RepostRegramApp - “Soft-Portrait, with Ants” DALí III. 18” by 24” Acrylics on linen SOLD.
This is the third Dalí painting I have done. Coincidentally all of them were made as a commission. This last one was for a private collector; he patiently wait for this piece I most confess. After the “Persistence Of Dalí” my first one, it was really hard for me retake this character, it was made specially for an ArtExpo in Vegas 2012, it was a lot of pressure, the expectations were high and I’m basically not used to paint when someone is waiting. But it went well, Thanks God. Then in 2014 I rejected the offer from a gallery to make a second one, there was no way I would be able to top the previous one, and didn’t feel like I want to revisit it. Until the competitive part of me finally accepted and took it as a challenge when basically there was not time left, at least not for errors. I didn’t try to top or match the previous one but do something completely different, that’s how we got the “Metamorphosis of Dali” 2014. With the third one everything was more relax. Of course I grabbed my head when the client specifically asked for a Dalí piece... again!!! but just for a moment. Knowing the buyer (also a Friend) it was like when a composer writes music for an specific singer (saving the distance), I knew the melody and the theme that would fit. It was a fun piece to do (as you hopefully can tell). Again, struggling in a painting is not bad, all the contrary. At the end we are painting!!! there is nothing ever wrong with that. #JotaLeal #art #acrylics #portraits #painting #caricature #caricatura #surrealism #salvadordali #dali #artist #pintura #surrealismo