Monday, January 17, 2011

the victorian lady

This painting represents a new direction in my work. I was inspired by photographic images and decided to play off the images by incorporating my knowledge of color combinations into these paintings using the blotted line technique (see a few blog posts below). The finished piece is 36"x48" and is painted in acrylic entitled The Victorian Lady. First I took the original image from a magazine photograph and transferred it onto tracing paper. I then used ink to make the line drawing on a small scale and projected it on an opaque projector to a large scale. The background was painted very flat and smooth while looking at the original image. (That is why the two images do not line up perfectly.) I chose colors of the Victorian era to compliment the feeling of the image. Next I will take the concept one step further and make a series of paintings based around a theme.