Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Small portrait

I was doing some research for my Baba paintings and found some old photos that I found really interesting. I think this is a family member from Russia. I painted this small 5x7 inch acrylic painting from a black and white photo. I used strectched canvas and painted a bright warm red as a base. I also gave her a yellow pencil... not from the time... she had an ink pen and ink jar... but I wanted to add some yellow warmth to the image. Hmmmm.... was it wrong? or could this be like a game... what does not belong in the picture? (Where's Waldo-ish?)


Rosemary said...

Oh Maria, she's wonderful! You really gave her an intense look of concentration and I love the yellow pencil! It's exactly the "right" touch to make this piece your very own!

layers said...

hello. thank you for stopping by my blog.
Your painting is very nicely painted-
re: the yellow pencil-- the artist gets to make those decisions :-)

Damião Vieira said...

Hello Maria alright,
Nice work with a good range of colors.
Made from photo to black and white is not easy.

Ross Lynem said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. This is a lovely painting. I think the face is terrific with the soft light. I also like the subdued background. The painting works well..

Edward Burton said...

This is wonderful, Maria. I really like the composition. Well done.

Art Trip said...

Great portraits Maria. Been enjoying looking through all your work.