Sunday, April 20, 2008

With Primitive Portraits in Mind

I am intrigued by naive/ primitive portraits and their (often) pensive expressions against dark backgrounds. With that in mind, I painted my piece on a 8 by 10 inch panel today, with folk art being my starting point.  : )

12 comments:

FRAN said...

Lovely piece!...your wood-cuts are wicked too!

neil said...

Hi Nicola

I envy people who can do portraiture so well, primitive or otherwise. My own efforts at painting portraits are quite primitive in that they look like a three year old did them. very well done a marvellous piece.

AndyDoodler said...

Beautiful!!! Love the whole thing! You pegged the pensive expression perfectly (say it 10x's fast). Primitive done on purpose is not primitive?

Ellen said...

Very expressive. I can read so much from her face, great job!

INDIGENE said...

This is lovely and this style is wonderful!

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Kat Hannah said...

lovely, portrait - the color, form, lines perfect for the mood of this piece

Majane said...

beautiful work! :)

Christine said...

It's very beautiful. I like her expression

steve said...

You're very versatile--wonderfully done!

Nicky Linzey said...

Beautiful portrait - quite different from your woodcuts and yet not . . .

Cecilia Levy said...

a beautiful portrait.

motywacja said...

I like this portrait ...as heather .Greeting :)