Le 3ème Portrait Imaginaire

Little Fashion Paintings

This is my third number of Imaginary Portraits.

Actually there’s something that caught my  attention yesterday when I made it to Museo de la Identidad Nacional. The museum is having this temporary exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s 29 litographies he did back in 1969, 4 years before his death. The whole of this group of litographies (there are 250 copies out of the original gouache paintings) depicts the noble people and aristocrats which are commonly seen in the Rembrandt’s pictures and El Greco’s as well. The Imaginary Portraits are in fact Picasso’s reinterpretations of the people portrayed by these two artists who admittedly were the greatest of influences to the modern genius, Picasso.

What I wanted to point out though, was that I delighted in Picasso naming his collection of imaginary portraits, Imaginary Portraits or Portraits Imaginaires, as he often “frenchised” his titles. How COOL is that? Hahaha!

Back to blogging, this is my third Portrait Imaginaire (ok…) because it is once again, nobody, and has no direct reference. She’s a young girl, gaze fixed somewhere over the distance, cool blazer with Balmain-like shoulder-padded jacket. I really like how the colors turned out, I might even frame this one to hang on my room’s wall.

She’s an inspiration to me because looks like a decent little fashion painting, n’est-ce pas?  😀

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Vera Wang Bridal Fall 2011

Fashion Illustrations

The other day, I found a piece of folder cardboard. I thought how nicely a white painting  would look on it, and having just been baffled yet again by V. Wang’s precious designs a couple of weeks previous,  I embarked on this long-sought journey of illustrating her gowns. I genuinely adore the results, I love the invitation card kinda vibe to it. How do you like it?

L shoes and clutches!

Little Fashion Paintings

This is the result of a sudden desire to illustrate shoes. I went with Louboutin’s SS 2011 collection and got from his website the shoes that artistically appealed to me. The two clutches were added later, much to my regret because then I thought how they both lessened the power of Louboutin… I’m not sure though. And yes, a rather compulsory, unplanned background  color to conceal the messiness of my procedures haha. Ok. But turned out quite cool if I were to paste it as a cover collage over something, like my agenda or a scrapbook, what do you think?

I also didn’t feel like signing it because of what’s happening in there; didn’t feel natural.

The medium is oil, watercolor and ink.