Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Mona Lisa Smile (Romantic Painting with Statue) - 8x10" Pastel

I enjoyed doing this close up of a sculpted womans face, based on a photo from Wet Canvas. I tried to get the likeness, and also put some life in the color of the stone. With that little smile, she reminds me of the Mona Lisa!

7 comments:

Sheila Vaughan said...

Rhonda, you have captured the feeling of warm stone beautifully in this painting. I can even guess something about the personality of the sitter.
I think you have been to Italy? I went this summer and continue to produce paintings from that trip. It is a wonderful country isn't it.
Sheila

Rhonda Hurwitz said...

sheila,

thank you for the comment. Italy is magical...glad you are now creating paintings from that trip

A.K.Ard said...

I love this - the composition and colors are beautiful!

PaintingEachDay said...

encapsulating...pretty

karin j said...

When light absorbs into stone, there's so many different tones - warm golds, turqoises, purples.
You have done an outstanding painting here.

Laura Wambsgans said...

Beautiful face and expertly executed. Bravo!

wjcatnip said...

Stone in sunlight! You captured it beautifully!