Friday, July 14, 2017

Lovely Nouveau -Paint Party Friday

One of my greatest inspirations has been the artist 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!



8 comments:

Linda Kunsman said...

your pen work is so exquisite Beth. beautiful art deco/art nouveau. happy PPF!

peggy gatto said...

Lovely gentle art!!!

Mandy said...

Just wow...this is wonderful....very talented...xx

Faye said...

Beth, your drawings are always so beautiful. This one has a delicate feeling and your model is indeed lovely.

Giggles said...

Very beautiful... both art and model. I had a very similar dress when I was young!! Brought me back just for a moment!!

Hugs Giggles

Courtney said...

Gorgeous illustration! Lovely dress and model as well. :) You are so talented!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

I love your illustrations, they are so delicate and amazing. Have you considered doing a coloring book for adults? Your art has so many gorgeous details.

Christine said...

Beautiful work Beth!