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.
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!