Sunday, July 6, 2008

Young Woman with Lemon

I've been intrigued with primitive/ naive portraits ever since I found paintings by naive artists as a teenager hunting through bookstores. So "Young Woman with Lemon" is a perfect opportunity to explore my intrigue! Painted today, 8 by 10 inch oil on canvas. Thanks for stopping by!!! : )

8 comments:

Heidi Younger Illustration said...

very sour... it's nice how her eyes mimic the shape of the lemon. Very mysterious.

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Great work! I like it!

aimee said...

nicola, this is so expressive and beautifully painted. i can't believe you did it all today. wow!

Michael said...

Thanks for visiting, Nicola!

Fantastic piece. I really like the texture you have created...

matt dawson said...

Intruige is the right word... I love the sense of hidden meaning / symbolism. The lemon looks to be near the heart... bitterness/lost love/depression maybe...? Hope it isn't a self portrait :) I also love the lino cuts. Enjoyed the jackel story.

PS. many thanks for your generous comment on my blog, very much apprecited.

INDIGENE said...

It reminds me of the German Expressionists, I love their work! It all looks like there is a story behind it. Wonderfully painted!

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Suana said...

Beautifully expressive!

FRAN said...

Beautiful piece...very haunting