Category:  Portrait Traditional Art | Posted: November 14, 2017

12 X 12 mixed media on Ampersand Pastelbord


by Linda Wetzel

Human Form Art Contest Contest Entry 

Post Type Mixed Media Traditional Art Mixed Media Major
I wanted to create a portrait of the Madonna in the style of icon writers. I sketched in the figure and the did an under painting using Inktense ink blocks. I then used pastels to create the figure and the shading. Once done with the figure, I use oil gold leaf to give the background the glowing halo look and to add the details to the border of her headdress. This was an experimental piece and the first of its kind that I have tried. I wanted a sorrowful look as I think the state of the world causes her much sorrow. I think I might try an angel in this style next as I think this is my very best piece to date. Eager to hear what my FAR colleagues have to say.

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