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.