Watercolor & Paper 5.5×8.5
I found different aspects of Lina’s personality all showing at the same time upon her face. It allowed for an organically occurring sense of playfulness & beauty. Everything about her is natural without ever any sense of intentionally trying to make something happen visually/aesthetically. The best portraits offer up something that is real even if only for the moment caught in the work, with this piece I find it a success.
The dimensions of the piece I chose as a way to allow art to be enjoyed by someone who does not necessarily have a large living/working space. The modest size also allows for easy moving from one spot to another. As much as some of my favorite paintings are large, it can be a worrying commitment to someone just starting their collection or developing their aesthetic taste. My smaller pieces allow for an easier cohabitation than might occur with a large scale work.