Friday, February 15, 2008

Specimen (Darwin) again...


Yes, I've posted this before (in a slightly unfinished state), but it fit the topic so well I couldn't resist. Acrylic on collaged texts (from 19th c. sources) on canvas, with digital tweaking, 6x6"

I'm still hoping to do a new piece for this topic-- being a scientist's daughter I'm full of ideas for this one.

17 comments:

NANCY LEFKO said...

excellent piece !!!

murphy girl said...

amazing!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

This piece rocks! Your talent is amazing. Love the lettering that shows through the beard!

Shani Thomas said...

AWESOME!

richard said...

Revisiting past works is always worthwhile Leah. I very much enjoyed/enjoy this thoughtful piece. Beautifully rendered, and you’ve nailed Darwin well, his likeness I mean. It’s interesting how poor Mr. Darwin is still being crucified, 150 years later.

shaky mouse said...

this is superb..

Ellis Nadler said...

Darwin is my hero

Faruffa said...

Oh! it's gorgeous, great idea

Emila Yusof said...

great piece!

Gillian said...

This is just brilliant. I'm in awe of your talent.
Thank you for your comment on my humble offering.
I shall now save your blog to favs because I like what I see. xxx

rbaird said...

Wow! This is fantastic!

m.scott said...

Great work. I really like the depth of both art and context you bring to your paintings, keep it up.

Diana Evans said...

your work is lovely and I have added you to my list of blogs I visit daily....

alicia said...

I love your science portraits -- and Darwin here is my favorite!

Also, in case you didn't know, February 12th was Darwin Day. Good timing! Even if it's few days late, it's an excellent way to celebrate his birthday.

SENTA said...

Very beautiful!

lil kim said...

wow this is absolutely amazing. the way you blend collage and paint is phenomenal! I'll be back!

Isaac said...

I like the "hidden pictures" pigeons!