Thursday, June 8, 2017

Artfinder residency. Portraying Kate

I met wonderful Kate at Artfinder residency in France and was totally inspired by exceptional beauty. From the first glance I decided - I have to paint her portrait, some way or other!

Looking at Kate' face, I remember paintings of English masters of art 18th century, as Reynolds and Gainsborough. The delicate beauty of their ladies with transparent white skin, lively sky-blue eyes, and contrast dark hair.

Nevertheless, although human portraying is not my favorite painting style, I got a huuuuuge enjoy the process.

It was just a one-hour impressionistic painting, I tried just to capture the spirit and overall impression. I was absolutely happy to spend all the hour-long just staring at Kate and grateful for her patience!

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