7 x 9.5″
Technique: Oil on canvas
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? 😀
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.
This is a portrait I had done a while ago, very shortly after the “First Imaginary Portrait” post. I like and feel comfortable with three-quarter profiles. You do notice my girls look sad, right?! That has to do with how heavy the eyelid is drawn, but that’s ok, I’m still getting into face business. And I for the most part believe that sad eyes= fashion. Oh and I did forget to sign it!
I did say some time in the past that I
disliked hated black and red together. Maybe it had to do with several other circumstances which I shall not detail. But I had to come out of that irrationality eventually and last year I had this great idea of doing an illustration using solely black, red and white colors. I do think it turned out rather interesting, kind of decorative. Hope you like it.
Oh sure, this happened while my Balmain fever was taking its toll!