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!