Monday, December 16, 2013

Rosa

Rosa
9 x 12" acrylic and gold leaf on canvas paper
mounted to panel
available on Etsy

One evening I was looking at an art book on Balthus (thank you Lynne Hoppe for telling me about him) and I saw this image.  I really wanted to try painting a figure in a very open space and this was the result. It was tempting to keep adding layers, but there was something so pleasing about her face I was afraid to go on...afraid to ruin it.


Rosa
scanned version


This was a difficult one to photograph...all the dark colors seem to just pull in light which made the background look brighter and more blotchy than it actually is.  I was able to capture the truest color by scanning it, but our scanner is not large enough to get the entire painting, plus scanning made her face more blurry. 

And did you know that "Rosa" means pink in Italian?  I am half Italian...my great grandparents were from Sicily, so this interests me. 

Hope all is well with you.  See you soon!  

10 comments:

  1. she is soooo beautiful! the first one really shows more of the glorious details!

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  2. Rosa has a gorgeous face. I love her style, curly hair and thingy around her head.

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  3. She is a beautiful! gal I love the headband, the dress, the flowers--all of it!
    D~~~~

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  4. She looks sooo beautiful and all the space you left around her let the imagination fly...so very cool...all can happen the next moment! Thats soooo like life is, hehe...really love the idea ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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  5. Bella Rosa ;o) Hope you're having a great week my friend ;o)

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  6. Hi Lisa, this painting is beautiful!! :)

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  7. Thank you for your kind comments everyone. I appreciate it so much.

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