Tuesday, July 23, 2013

mrs. delvaux

'mrs. delvaux before her departure to the mainland' 

oil pastels, soft pastels, gouache and watercolors on nat'l geographic page - 4" x 6"

mrs. delvaux is painted on a page from a national geographic magazine that was sprinkled with citra-solv and allowed to dry.  the resulting paper is gorgeous, and really, one feels that it might be better to just leave it alone.  alas, mrs. delvaux's hair is all you can see of the wondrous paper.

this portrait was painted quickly, after her bags were packed;  a moment of quiet reflection before her departure.

she's been sprayed with a protective fixative.

$30 + $2.50 postage anywhere in the world



  1. your work mesmerizes me! i just looked on all your pics on this blog page and i just love them! i have tried so hard to draw faces and mine look so lame, tx for sharing and inspiring! aloha, angi in hana

    1. thank you, angi... that is a great compliment!

      believe me, i was awful at faces when i started, so i say "keep on"... truly, it's all about practice as far as i can tell.

      i wish you happy painting. : )



  2. So So happy to see your amazing use of citrasolve!! gorgeous work Lynne!!! ;)x

  3. Damn! How is it that I always seem to miss these sales?


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