Monday, January 5, 2015

Portrait of Madame de Cromot by Antoine Vestier at the Norton Simon Museum of Art + Athena Owl WIP...



I took this photograph of "Portrait of Madame de Cromot de Fougy" by Antoine Vestier at the Norton Simon Museum of Art, it is one of my favorites.  Its soft beauty is very compelling and inspiring to me.


I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday
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Here is a work in progress view of my large 16"x20" original big eye Athena Greek goddess (known to the Romans as Minerva) with her little owl painting.  I've blocked in her hair, I still probably have a day or so worth of painting on her hair before I move on to her owl...

8 comments:

Laurie M said...

she is lovely, so soft and feminine, your painting is coming along beautifully!

Christine said...

she is looking beautiful so far, love how her hair is coming in. And your inspiration painting is also beautiful, just your style.

Margie said...

I love the portrait (I can see why she is inspiring to you)
Oh my goodness, your painting of the Greek goddess is just beautiful! (talented lady!)
I do so love all your art, Lisa.

jodeeluna said...

The eyes are mesmerizing. Nice work!

Alexandra said...

What a gorgeous portrait, Lisa. So lovely and sensuous. Your painting with the owl is fabulous. Well done! :)

Lorraine Renaud said...

I love what you did she is sensational and if that portrait inspired you, then hats off to the artist!!!!
wonderful Lisa Isabella

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Much appreciated, thank you!

Magic Love Crow said...

The portrait is stunning, but Lisa, your owl painting, is WOW! Really, you have done a beautiful job on it ;o) Hugs ;o)