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Madame V

Virginia LaMont Naegeli's avatar Virginia LaMont Naegeli

This painting was inspired by a favorite: Madame X by John singer Sargent. This “Modern Day Selfie” took three years for concept to this final piece. Painting this Venetian technique with oils require a first under painting of burnt umber, almost beautiful enough to call it finished. Next the colors are applied thin layer by thin layer. This layering allows the oil paint to capture the most reflective light possible. It is a long process but the results are exciting, especially with the red paints. I hope you enjoy Madame V’s red dress and her attitude that is matched by the Siamese Cat standing by her side in Symmetry. Visit ArtYourself.NET to see more

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: Oil
  • Width: 3ft
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 6ft