Friday, 20 June 2008

Portraits of Audrey Hepburn in oil paint.

I painted this portrait from a famous black and white photograph. I used bright colours to make the picture look as dramatic as possible. I have tried to capture a look of sadness that was not in the photograph.

In this painting I have used the complementary colours green and red.
I have also used the contrast between the roughness of the tree bark and the smoothness of her face to try and bring out an innocent childlike beauty.

I created this painting out of several photographs. The paint on the eyes is very thick and stands out. The idea is that if you look at the picture from different angles the light will reflect off the eyes differently. This will give the impression that the eyes have moved. The paint on the earrings also stands out and cast its own shadow. I painted the queen on the chess board to echo Audrey Hepburn giving them both the same hair style. The painting is 16" by 20" and is signed with a star in the top right hand corner.


Peg said...

Those are excellently done and that is what she looked like!

Devika said...

Hi Nick

This is interesting :)

Nice work...excellent colour sense..oh my - i am no one to comment...but thats what i felt..


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