Arnold Schwarzenegger Portrait

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Portrait
  • Original oil on canvas painting
  • 40 x 30 inch
  • Embellished with real diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies and gold leaf

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Part proceeds to benefit Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking, one of many charitable organizations supported by Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Portrait painting


Arnold Schwarzenegger is an internationally famous Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, author, philanthropist, activist, politician, and former professional bodybuilder and powerlifter. Undisputed champion, he won the Mr. Olympia contest seven times, and is considered to be one of the greatest bodybuilders of all-time.  Arnolds Schwarzenegger continues to be an inspiration to millions of people around the world. However, his contribution to the artist’s life was profound. “Arnold has transformed my life! He has inspired me to overcome depression and transform what seemed like a tragedy into my dream life!”

Measuring 3 feet high, this portrait is bold and confident, demanding attention. Firm gaze of a wise warrior piercing through the veil of illusions. Cuban cigar acts as an extension to Arnold’s larger-than-life personality. The smoke curiously twirls around in a lovely shape of a voluptuous woman. Dubbed as a king of one-liners with swagger second to none, viewer almost anticipates a witty remark. Hasta la vista, baby and I will be back are still ringing, reminding of Arnold’s memorable performance. This large 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas painting is executed in the manner of a Dutch portrait master Rembrandt, using dramatic contrast, multiple glazes and thick impasto to create a 3-dimensional effect. After 10 years of training in the Russian Realism tradition, the artist learned directly from the Old Masters by making replicas at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, which made her fall in love with painting portraits. Embellished with genuine faceted diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, gold leaf and tobacco from a real Cuban Cohiba cigar ads authenticity to this unique and powerful piece.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger (born 1947) is an internationally famous Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, author, philanthropist, activist, politician, and former professional bodybuilder and powerlifter. Undisputed champion, he won the Mr. Olympia contest seven times, and is considered to be one of the greatest bodybuilders of all-time.  Schwarzenegger traveled an extraordinary road, lined with abundant triumphs, any one of which might have satisfied a more modest appetite. As an athlete, he was named “Mr. Olympia” a record six times, becoming the fitness tsar. As an actor, he became an internationally recognized action hero who created one of the most memorable characters in film history – “The Terminator.” As a businessman, he combined instinct, risk-taking, and relentless salesmanship to accumulate a financial portfolio. As a politician, he was twice elected governor of California. You do not put this assortment of trophies on your mantle unless you are smart, flexible, seriously focused, and manically driven.  Check out my blog how to apply Arnold’s 6 Rules for Success.

Creative Process

 

Tatyana’s paintings exhibit stunning effects of light, shadow, color and the natural beauty that she sees in every human soul. She was fortunate to learn directly from the Old Masters by making replicas at the National Gallery of Art, where she fell in love with portrait painting. Following in the footsteps of renown portrait painters, Tatyana’s artistic passion is fueled by her fascination with human emotions, and the eyes, as the “window to the soul”.

After 10 years of training in the Russian Realism tradition, the artist learned directly from the Old Masters by making replicas at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, which made her fall in love with portrait painting. She has developed a glazing technique that gives her  oil paintings luminosity and depth of color.    

 

Embellishments

For that extra punch and beautiful texture, I use various natural organic materials in my paintings. Dried up flowers, plants, insects, leaves, shels, fur, animal bones and feathers add their unique qualities. For this painting I chose small genuine faceted Diamonds, Rubies, Emeralds, Sapphires and Gold leaf. Paying homage to the star’s love affair with Cuban cigars and to add authenticity to the piece, I incorporated into the paint tobacco leaf from a real Cuban Cohiba cigar. Watch video Arnold smokes his stogie anywhere he likes.

 

 

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