Friday, March 30, 2012

Nectar - Acrylic on masonite board complete!

"Nectar" acrylic on masonite board 40 x 60 cm by Christina Lank

So! Shes finally complete! I have to admit this painting took me longer than expect as I kept doing and redoing things... but we got there in the end :D

This is a painting of the lovely Lakhsmita - who kindly let me borrow her face ^^ I was very inspired by her big dark eyes and her long twisty hair and just knew some portrait had to be made!
And what better way to start off my collection "Fragile Things" than with this beautiful young lady 

My inspiration ofc came from her first. I had this feeling about something empty, but sweet - an empty heart perhaps, a bit of vulnerability.
I think she has a very endearing look to her, but almost as if shes oblivious to all thats around her...

the hummingbird in flight by the magnolia in her hair
Including the hummingbird about to feed off the flower in her hair!

I spent a good 6 or so hours today trying to get a good photo of this painting, thanks to its darkness :P
Prints for this painting are availabe here!:
So please go and check it out and infinite thanks for the support of my artwork!!


  1. gorgeous
    absolutely gorgeous!
    the dark of the painting mixed with the lovely pinks of Laksmita is a stunning mix!

    1. thank you tammie!! i am glad you like it - i do enjoy a good dark light mix myself! i am not sure why my paintings seem so dark as of late...this may be an accidental trend thatll continue :P well see <3

  2. I keep coming back to this one and can't get rid of the feeling there is something unspoken - I don't know how to say it better. The look of her eyes is almost haunting.

    Great work!

    1. and that!! was precisely the point! woot, i am glad that you feel that way. *christina paints something correctly. should get a gold star* :P hehe, thanks cat <3

  3. beautiful, beautiful, beautiful :") look at these happy tears in my eyes, you've got me speechless, thank you so very much!
    i really really love the result, the magnolia, the hummingbird...
    right click - save image! :D

    can i put this in my treasure box???


    1. yayayay! i am really glad to have done you, of all people proud, since you let me steal your face and i really wanted to make something special of it <3
      and as I said please feel free to post it there, i would be very honored if you did :D
      *big hugs*

  4. I love this portrait ♥
    Amazing work.

    1. thank you dear ^^ <3 - i am so happy you like it :D

  5. You did a great job on this portrait!

  6. The woman is very exquisite and beautiful. I love the hummingbird by her as well. Both woman and bird are graceful and enchanting.