A couple of weeks ago, I got an invitation to participate in a group gallery show. The them of the show as an Ode to the Mona Lisa. Each artist had to paint their own interpretation of the Mona Lisa. I found the challenge really interesting and I was wondering how I was going to paint the Mona Lisa's face! Really scary business ;)
I'm not a fine artist at all. I consider myself a graphic artist and portraits are not my strong point. But I had to give it a try, right?
I decided to paint a Mon Lisa using Art Nouveau inspiration. I know portraits are not my "thing" but organic forms,intricate systems of lines, ornaments and details are my cup of tea ;)
Here is my "Hallelujah Mona Lisa" (Acrylic and ink on 12x12 canvas)
I really had fun working in this piece