Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Historical portrait: Young Lady by Rubens

Young Lady Holding Rosary c. 1609-10 by Rubens,  acrylic painted canvas collaged onto painted wood panel,
(11" x 14"),  2015


So this "new painting" isn't really new. Anyone who's been following my work will recognize this pretty young lady as an historical portrait that was originally painted on a round canvas. The wood panel was once a flower still life painting. I had a vision and went ahead and cut out the historical portrait and collaged it onto the painted wood panel using the "marouflage" technique.
Personally, I think the final piece brings out the best of both paintings. It makes it modern, light and not so serious. I like it.

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