gouache + fashionable ladies = painted portraits

I am still enjoying the art of Kees Van Dongen and his fashionable beauties inspire me to create my own! I’ve been doing a lot of research on early 1900s fashion, and advertising…because I love the frills of the day…especially THE HATS!


I am enjoying my gouache paints too. All of these little beauties are on 4 x 6 inch watercolor paper.


Tess and her fancy hat *** SOLD!***Thank you!


the colorful Violette


the lovely Gretchen and her heart necklace


and the very French inspired portrait of Lisette

I love creating these little portraits. I love how they evolve from a small idea, and turn into a tiny original work of art. The storyteller in me, wants to make up adventurous and romantic stories for each of these ladies!

Three of these portraits are now available online, in my Etsy shop.

I’ve had quite a few projects going on in the last few weeks, and I can’t wait to share them with you!

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