There is a lot of meaning behind this one for me. My initial influence was this very famous image of Marie Antoinette.
This painting is my largest piece I have completed to date, 18 x 24 inches and I love the scale that it's allowed me to work at. I do love working on the small pieces as well, but this was great for a change and challenge!
|I used actual tulle to use as a mask to get the effect I wanted on the fabric|
|Fabric details done, now onto the mask!|
|Working on tattoo details in graphite|
|The final piece, "Tempestuous".|
It's part of my "Phases de la lune" series so there is a lot of emotion and symbolism involved. Water being the most obvious symbol for emotions. Even though she may appear to be calm, she is drowning under a stormy sea. The mask is something she is hiding behind in order not to show her true emotions. There's a lot more I could go into, but I prefer each person to interpret my paintings according to their own personal experiences.
Prints are now available on my Society6 shop.
As always, I can't wait to start the next piece!