Antoinette (Oil on Canvas 20” x 30”)
The portrait series is a number of works made for the artist’s friends. Each image is painted the same with a pose that best represents their characters.
The colours used for each image are chosen based on the colour or colours best associated with the subject, helping give each image its own individuality.
The largest of the series, the most notable additions to this work are the introduction of numerous colours flanked by an Art Nouveau floral pattern. The pattern in particular has been added to give a stronger feminine feeling, not too dissimailar to Alphonse Mucha’s work. The darkness around the frame work gives the painting an added sense of depth and also helps provide a deception that the figure is totally confined within the borders.