Inspired by artists of the past

I am enjoying my study of the masters of the past. In January, one of our master artists of the Renaissance was Giovanni Bellini. I loved learning about his color palette.  The auburn with the blue is something I definitely love to combine. While the original reference painting had a view of the sky in the background, I changed it to an interior view with a metallic frame. I think it gives it a bit of a dramatic flair.

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A Model for Bellini – 11 x 14 inch acrylic on stretched canvas (SOLD, thank you!)

You can click on the photo above, to take you to the Etsy shop.

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The sides of the canvas are painted, so there is no need to frame this one. 

I jumped ahead and created a painting based loosely on the Rococo era…because I just love those Baroque hairstyles a bit too much!

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Rococo Dreams – 11 x 14 inch acrylic on stretched canvas (SOLD, thank you!)

It was great to get creative with her hair… I added “script” to it. Just a little unexpected fun.  I love working with these colors as well. And those deep, dark backgrounds really give a bit of drama to a portrait. You can click on the photo above to take you directly to this Etsy listing.

More Renaissance inspired art to come…I am really enjoying the Let’s Face It 2018 class so much!

2 thoughts on “Inspired by artists of the past

  1. I’m enjoying your paintings from this class. i signed up–I love any classes that teach me about the old masters and their styles. Always so interesting.

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