Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What inspired that painting?

I recently finished a portrait that I titled "Brendy". Brendy is a beautiful model and family member that I greatly enjoy painting.
Her beautiful face, sensitivity and values triggered my curiosity and desire to capture all her great qualities on the canvas.
With the help of my mother, I set up my visual concept that already existed in my mind and that eventually became the framework of my painting.

Based on that concept I set up the composition, values and colors. During the painting  process, I encountered some obstacles that were resolved by studying the work of master artists like John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn and Cecilia Beaux.

As Robert Henri quoted "A work of art is the trace of a magnificent struggle"

Here is the final painting!