Friday, May 25, 2012

Art & Sol Beach Figure

12x9 watercolor on Langton 140 lb cold press paper, Daniel Smith/American Journey paints.  I've been working on this for days for a monthly challenge contest on WetCanvas! We had to use bird of paradise plants coupled with art nouveau designs in unusual ways, so here is my figure wearing bird of paradise earrings at the beach with art nouveau (French for new art) design behind and the beach and ocean distant background.  We were encouraged to study artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) and what a fascinating painter and master he was! Look him up online for some intriguing style worth seeing.

2 comments:

Mari Jose Molina said...

Beautiful portrait! love the colors I think the details in black are lovely!

Sandra said...

I love it! It's lively and uplifting - not only because of her big smile, but also that colourful blouse! :0)