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Today’s Artwork: “The Ladies”

My sister commissioned a piece of artwork today — sitting me down and handing me brushes and paints is pretty much the only way to get me to do art lately — to fit in a small frame she had found and had my father fix while here was here over the holidays. She had them cut a piece of masonite and gessoed it for me…and then said, “I want you to paint one of your ladies.”

I didn’t realize I had “ladies.”

I did the Dream-Haired Woman (the one up there at the top of this website). I started my Bruxa Evora shortly after that…but I’ve only painted the woman. I haven’t started any of the collagework yet. I’ve had more than a few compliments about the piece in the past few months. Apparently, she looks awesome just as she is. Now I’m almost afraid to finish.

So Soteria commissioned a “lady” — the lady is the easiest part! — it was teeny-tiny enough to finish in an hour or so… I accepted. Why not? I paged through a gorgeous book of paintings from the Prado and selected a woman with great hair from one of Goya’s paintings to use as a reference.

Here is my miniature version of Dona Arias.

I hereby promise to do more painting in the near future. Perhaps some more ladies? Hmmm…I might just smell a New Year’s Resolution…

2 Responses to “Today’s Artwork: “The Ladies””

  1. Jusy Says:

    What a purty lady? Can’t wait to see more of your ladies.

  2. Soteria Says:

    I think you should do an entire series of small painted ladies. It would be so awesome, and the pieces wouldn’t take you very long!

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