Amor Cortese
Amor Cortese
Amor Cortese
Amor Cortese

Here is my latest (and biggest!) project, the wonderful sculpt by Alberto from Pegaso & Kimera. Fell in love with this sculpt that embodies the old geste tales and knight/princess forbidden romances.
Tried to represent the fact that to me, the bard is singing an old tale about the knight and princess, wich are pictured but not really there. So I painted the bottom of the piece in autumn dark tones and marble, and the upper part, the tale, in a spring mood related to love and flowers, organic ground.
The choice of heraldry was made because the lys flower represents purity, virginity and is associated to wedding. The unicorn over a red color is a symbol of love in heraldry.

Spend more than two months working on it, really tried my best to do it justice and making my own version. I tend to follow boxarts a lot and decided this time to write my own story with it, even if the fabulous artwork by Francesco Farabi was a great help and inspiration.

Dedicating this one to my wife, and painted the princess to make it look like her.

Thank you for watching!
  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"


  • girlpainter57

    beautifully painted   gold

    • Pierre Balmette

      Thank you very much girlpainter!

  • Francesco "Franciuus" FarabiPLUS

    No one can understand how huge is this work like me. I really enjoy this different version! is the demonstration of how different can be this piece with different interpretations! Congratulation!

    • Pierre Balmette

      I’m very proud you stopped by and enjoyed my version. Thanks a lot for your comment, a great honor for me truly, as much as I admire your work. Thank you very much, made my day :)

  • Bran

    Excellente peinture, la pièce est sublime. Bravo également pour les photos et le fond qui se marie très bien avec le sujet. !!

    • Pierre Balmette

      Merci beaucoup Bruno pour ces compliments, les photos ont perdu en qualité via le site mais je prépare le sujet sur le forum. La pièce fut rude à photographier !

  • eric wolfs

    Absolument magnifique, Pierre !
    La peinture est de très haute volée, et l’ensemble dégage une poésie indéniable.
    J’aime beaucoup, bravo.
    Un bel Or largement mérité !!!

    • Pierre Balmette

      Grand merci Eric pour ces compliments qui font bien plaisir à lire!


    Or immédiat bien sûr ! La Poésie qui se dégage de cette pièce est toute en douceur et en courtoisie telles que chantées par le barde en effet ... j’adore !

    • Pierre Balmette

      Grand merci Franck pour ce gentil commentaire !

  • Andrey Miroshnichenko

    Great work! Gold!

  • "SCV Park" Yeong Min

    fantastic painting~!!
    After purchasing this kit, I am always thinking about how to paint it. Your version is very good.

    • Pierre Balmette

      Thank you very much ! Looking forward to seeing your version. Hard to figure out the whole piece, I photoshopped a picture of the primed piece to test some ideas before deciding and starting to paint.

  • Nik Ableev

    Beautifull work!

  • Didier Mestre

    Bravo , magnifique .

  • John Delamere

    Gorgeous painting and piece.

  • Vladimir_Golubev


  • Francois "Frado" Daugny

    Impressive in all aspects!! Gold!!

  • Fabio "Frekstar_minis" Ricci

    freehands are beautiful, same for the other things! congratulations

    • Pierre Balmette

      Thank you very much Fabio, I appreciate !

  • Poliakov_Andrii

    WOW!!! GOLD!!!

  • Evgeny Golubev

    Magnifique travail! Or !

  • Theodoros Giannakopoulos

    Amazing piece , excellent version !

  • EntrevonPLUS

    Comment ai-je pu manquer une si belle pièce, beaucoup de charme dans cette scène et magnifiquement peinte : un grand bravo !

  • pit rehmke

    I find your thoughts on this scene very interesting and with the bard you have indeed created a completely new story. Very nice, I like it very much.
    Also your painting work, especially the hand-painted patterns, really strong!

  • Holger SchwarzPLUS

    Hallo Pierre ,

    Ein wunderschönes Kunstwerk im ganzen !!!! Ein Augenfänger und
    gleichermaßen Inspiration für alle die , die Kunst der Figuren Bemalung
    lieben . Diese weichen warmen Farben - Großartig !!!
    Herzlichen Glückwunsch und liebe Grüße Holger


  • pit rehmke


  • Franky2PLUS

    Un monument