Wednesday, November 05, 2014

It all began with a photo.

Rosa is a friend of mine. She has an exotic beauty that reminds me of the Italian goddesses of the cinema (Sophia Loren and Company) and shares their heritage.  When I saw this photo, I asked her husband to send it to me because a painting was forming in my head that I wanted to make for them. I made a black and white copy, blew it up and printed it, then went to work.

I had no idea that, as I was finishing this, Sophia Loren's book was being released.





I love creating these "portraits".  I think I'm going to start taking commissions......
 

Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

4 comments:

  1. Brilliant! It is just beautiful, I am sure your friend will treasure it :)

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  2. And you know the perfect moment to stop .... That is fabulous Colette x

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  3. Beautiful friend and beautiful work, Colette!

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