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David Michelangelo painting – watercolor painting – 3 piece – original

“Transcending Tradition: Alex Righetto’s Tryptic Watercolor Masterpiece”

Alex Righetto, a talented watercolor artist, has created a new piece that is turning heads in the art world. This tryptic painting, inspired by Michelangelo’s “David,” is a massive work of art that showcases Righetto’s skills in color, form, and light. In this essay, we’ll take a closer look at the making of this remarkable piece, exploring the steps that Righetto took to create such a magnificent work of art.[read more]

The first step in creating the tryptic was to sketch out the basic forms and proportions of the painting. Righetto was inspired by Michelangelo’s “David,” but he wanted to put his own spin on the classic masterpiece. He carefully studied the iconic statue, considering its form, balance, and harmony, as he worked to create a new vision that would capture the essence of the original while adding his own unique style.

With the sketch complete, Righetto began to apply the underpainting, using a series of thin washes of watercolor to establish the basic colors and tones of the painting. This stage was critical, as it helped him to get a sense of the composition and ensure that the proportions were correct. He took his time, carefully blending the colors to achieve a harmonious effect that would set the stage for the rest of the painting.

Next, Righetto began to add the details, carefully layering each element of the painting until he had a complete image. The brushwork during this stage was bold and expressive, as he used his intuition and imagination to bring the tryptic to life. He focused on capturing the grace and strength of Michelangelo’s “David,” imagining a new vision that was equal parts classic and modern.

For the final stage of the painting, Righetto worked tirelessly to refine the details, using his signature transparent glazes to build depth and luminosity. The end result was stunning, with the colors seemingly glowing from within the painting. The tryptic was massive in size, allowing him to showcase his skills on a grand scale, and the attention to detail was nothing short of extraordinary.

In conclusion, Alex Righetto’s tryptic watercolor is a masterpiece that transcends tradition, capturing the essence of Michelangelo’s “David” while putting a unique and modern spin on this classic work of art. From the first sketch to the final brushstroke, this painting is a testament to Righetto’s skills as an artist and his unwavering commitment to his craft. Whether you’re a fan of watercolor or simply appreciate masterful paintings, this tryptic is a must-see, a visual feast that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Dimensions 2 × 27 × 39 in




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22 x 32 in

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This work is an outstanding homage to the Renaissance, the dominant period of time leading to contemporary society.

An impressive 10 feet tall watercolor triptych, of The David, who, despite wasn’t the favorite in the fight won against Goliah, is a symbol and example for minority communities.

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2 × 27 × 39 in

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