OMG... It feels good to finally upload something here!
Okay, so this is a painting in a style and form much appreciated during the Regency and Victorian period - an oval, often miniature, portrait. This is part one of the series, there will be seven more of these. This one represents 1850s.
This painting proved to be quite a challenge, cause I've had my ups and downs during creating it. It was started a long, looong time ago and later neglected... I'm sorry to myself.
But it was also fun once I got to painting and I certainly enjoyed working on it. I know it's not perfect, but I've had enough of it for now.
Constructive criticism however is always welcome - empty hate not so much.
Who is on the painting? My model was Roxane le Texier, a very beautiful and talented Belgian singer/actress/model. If you're familiar with French musical stage you probably know her from a phenomenal comedie musicale "1789. Les Amants de la Bastille" where she played queen Marie Antoinette d'Autriche - my favourite Antoinette ever.
As for historical accuracy - I'm a costume historian and I specialize in the 19th century so you can more or less count on me, although I confess to taking some liberties with the bold colors and unique necklace. Eh, whatever, I can do what I waaaaant!!!!
Okay, one more thing - this is fully dedicated to WONDERFUL
, who has become my absolutely best friend here on DA and in general as well. Dear Iggy, you inspired me to do better and push myself further, you're a fenomenal artist and SUCH A GOOD FRIEND! This is for you, love you and thank you!
And srsly, go check out her account, she's insanely talented! Especially if you're into Tolkien!
The title is a quote from The Black Tulip by A. Dumas.
Beautiful face of Roxane is hers entirely.
ART IS MINE! I do not tolerate theft, so be warned! I'll bring my army of angry labradoodles in hipster glasses on your head if you steal from me! They weild mini-Orcrists people!