Alphonse Mucha. I have loved his work since I was a child--though I didn't know who he was back then. I had several postcards with his artwork and I treasured them. It was only years later after I met my husband's older brother Paul, with his wonderful collection of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, that I put two and two together.
My artwork often reflects the style of this great artist, who ushered in a whole new era of design which continues today. I will not ever reach the stature of this great man...but I like to think I honor him with my choices of model and design.
Here is my lovely reference model, Rena. I am truly blessed to have this sweet young lady in my life. The camera loves her every stance, and I am SO happy to draw her!
Have a lovely weekend and Happy Paint Party Friday!
Friday, July 14, 2017
Friday, July 7, 2017
Grief is like the ocean...rising to crash into the shoreline--then sliding back to a subtle life rhythm. It will always be a part of my life. The storms still rise now and again, but not as many as before.
This little tear-filled faery leans upon the rocks to weep. But in a moment she will smile through her tears to flit into the warmth of the sun and the fragrance of the roses.
Have a lovely weekend, dear Friends. Happy Paint Party Friday!