Aurelia – New Portrait Painting

Sometimes a painting comes together so very quickly…and other times, it is layer upon layer upon layer, until I am satisfied with it. THIS painting, took a little work. I actually started on it earlier this month, and it has gone through quite a few transformations before she became the exotic portrait that she is.Aurelia

Aurelia – 5 x 7 inch acrylic painting on Ampersand gessobord (SOLD, thank you!)

I am glad that I stuck with it…because the bones of the original idea are still here. I knew I wanted exotic and dramatic….it just took a while to get there. I’ve added golden highlights to her garland and her collar, and to the edges of the gessobord. She looks a bit royal, and I love that. I also love her regal name, Aurelia. It comes from the root word, golden.

“Aurelia” is now varnished and in the online art shop ArtcyLucy Studio on Etsy.






    1. Bobbie, thanks so much for the kind comments about my portraits! I learned about those subtle blue hues from an online portrait class, by Judy Wise. I’ve been implementing it ever since, and I love it too! Hope you join us for Virtual Paintout…it IS loads of fun!

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