2 new portraits

I didn’t have time to post my first one earlier in the week, so I’m posting both new portraits today. These are both acrylic paint in my Diary of Faces. The first is after a portait by Italian artist Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (1868-1907). I couldn’t find a title for the original. I’ve gotten lots of wonderful comments on how pretty she is, but I think it is a young boy, LOL. They wore their hair long like this then, didn’t they? And a girl’s  from this period would probably be much longer.

The second is after Giovanni Boldini’s (1842 – 1931) portrait of French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. He looks so snooty,  I can’t help but smile. He was fun to paint.  Don’t forget to visit my new Facebook page, if you’d like to chat or to keep up with my posts.  Sharing this with the  Paint Party Friday artists.

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19 thoughts on “2 new portraits

  1. molly

    i think you’re right about it being a boy. beautiful texture with the skin. and i love the snooty expression you captured on toulouse-lautrec. perfect! 🙂

  2. carlarey

    Great paintings! Lautrec’s snooty pose is terrific.

    I am loving coming here and learning about new artists. Boldini is one of my artistic heroes, but Volpedo is new to me.

  3. Anonymous

    Double WOW!!! Melisa, you have a unique talent. These are beautiful portraits. It is so amazing how you can do these. Yes, I believe it is a boy. Not only did they keep the hair a bit long, they also dressed them in what I would call dresses. I have old photos from my ancestors that are that way.

  4. Voie de Vie

    The shading in the top portrait is amazing – really well done in acrylic.

    And our man Henri – snooty is the last thing I think of when I think of him, so that pose is doubly funny.

  5. JKW

    This is great, I recognized the second painting right away. But not the first, sorry. Both paintings are wonderful. Blessings, Janet PPF


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