Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Miniature Portrait

Working on such a small scale is challenging, but a very intimate experience. I am so close to the canvas and concentrated on such a small space that it creates a very special connection with the piece. This tiny portrait, Sofia, is 2 inches by 2 inches. I used acrylic paints and very very thin brushes.

I painted the sides and edges gold, this gave the piece the feeling of those 18th century miniature portraits people used historically to introduce each other from a distance. I added my personal touch with a gossipy bird in the frame.

Finally, I painted a Jo Malone perfume box with her name.

Thanks for stopping by!



Monday, June 15, 2015

The Sisters

Those of you who have sisters know that you go through phases. Sometimes you are best friends with each other, sometimes you detest each other, sometimes you support, sometimes you ignore, but you always, always love each other. The Sisters is inspired on that dynamic. The relationship that only sisters understand.

Here is the original drawing:

This is Cian, my son, and my model.