I’ve been fascinated by portraits…still. I can’t seem to get enough of them. I used to draw sketches of women from Vogue magazines when I was very young, and now, decades later, I still enjoy the art of the portrait. The only difference is now I have graduated to painting them… but it is still such a learning process. In my attempts to get looser in my painting, I played around with some gouache paint and colored pencils.
The result were little paintings that remind me of the ladies of Italian frescos…
I LOVE how the background reminds me of layers of peeling paint. Notice the Italian names I gave them all? These are all 4 x 6 inch mixed media paintings on heavyweight textured paper.
I played around with gouache again…but this time, painting on flat canvas sheets. This is Emmeline, she is a petite 4 x 6 inch painting.
I snuck in a more modern looking lady here…a raven-haired beauty, named…Raven, of course!
And lastly, I tried something new…painting acrylic on a new surface. It’s called Multimedia ArtBoard and I love this surface to paint on! It is thicker than paper, but thinner than canvas board. It has a light texture on it, and acrylic paint seems to love it. I am very impressed so far. This is “A Portrait of Alice” on 11 x 14 inch multimedia art board.
These are all currently available in my little online art shop…ArtcyLucy on Etsy!