Portrait of Joanna


I really like Contemporary Narrative Portraiture. It is a combination of Reportage, Idealism and Theatre. 

This is a painting that tells a charming story about Joanna.







This portrait is unusual for me because it contains so many different animals, plants and objects requested by the sitter.



This details shows fall leaves, a gazelle (on the granite rock),  water drops, herbs.



This has three special blue colored river rocks, deer antlers, a trident, a wild boar, a red newt, and a blue jay.



This detail has feathers (one blue), an antique snake bracelet, a pet rat named Lola, an antique ring (on sleeve) and a circle-within-a-triangle-within-a-circle symbol.



This is the top of a special wand and in the bark of the tree is a sea turtle, a monkey, a luna moth, a snake and a lotus flower.

Painting this was complicated to paint so it didn't look like a scene from a Disney flick. It was a LOT of fun to work in (and sort of hide) these different elements.


2 comments:

Enzie at World Market Portraits said...

Karin, it turned out so lovely! It looks like it could belong into a lovely book illustration.

Anonymous said...

Eye of newt, toe of toad. I'ts stunningly beautiful. All your work is charming but some speaks to my heart. I love your Joanna and your Songbird among others. And I love your new humorous blogging. Charm on fair lady!