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She stands at a threshold, and holds back the curtain of time, to reveal the first untethered flight of mankind, a hot air balloon created in Paris, France by the Montgolfier brothers. Further in the distance and past the shadowy gardens, one glimpses the Empire State Building, another symbol of progress as we learn from our predecessors. Where will we go next?

This is an oil on linen-mounted panel painting that is 11″ x 14″, with accents of genuine gold leaf in the trim of the dress and earring. The model is the lovely @vintagemaedchen_by_victoria  and the vision is inspired by progress and discovery.  I also thought about the strange portraits of queens, strange in that the stylized lighting often made little sense but produced an unearthly glow and theatre-like look.

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Check out the images below to see the progress of the painting.

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The Beginning of the Future, oil on linen, 11"x14", Jessica Libor 2018

This painting is available as an original, or as a limited edition print.   For the next few hours (until Valentine’s Day at midnight), this limited edition, hand signed and numbered print on 11″x17″ archival paper is offered at $35. On midnight on Feburary 14, the price will go back to $75, the regular cost. Click the link below to snag yours!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Jessica Libor

www.jessicalibor.com

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