Bed of Roses

Bed of Roses – 11 x 14 inch acrylic painting on stretched canvas This painting ended up being quite a surprise…she took me on a bit of an adventure, until she ended up here, surrounded by flowers. She’s soft and feminine, and has curls swirling among the roses. I am a little smitten with this…

Portrait of Eliana

Portrait of Eliana – 11 x 14 inch mixed media portrait I am having such a great time with starting these monochromatic portraits…and then adding some color to them. In this one, there is a lot going on in that graffiti-type background, and that’s where the fun comes in while I work on these paintings.…

Portrait of Amelia

Portrait of Amelia – 11 x 14 inch mixed media on stretched canvas I am still loving the allure of black and white…loving that dramatic feeling it brings to these portraits. In this one, I added collage first after I painted the portrait, in the form of those smaller flowers. Those are napkins I found…

Portrait of Charlotte

Portrait of Charlotte – 11 x 14 inch acrylic on stretched canvas I am really enjoying working with a very simple palette lately, of black and white. I am exploring shapes of the face, shadows and highlighting…all with just two colors. I love vintage photographs, and have quite a collection, and that’s what inspired this…