“Caribbean Girl” collageRead More
The steps in the process of creating a portrait titled "Gilly".
The original photograph used for the portrait painting.
Below is the first steps of the portrait by blocking out the proportions of the figure and background and adding initial color to the skin.
The facial features are defined and the upper torso shadowing is added.
The figure is refined with the clothing added.
The background is created with pale color and tone.
The final portrait is completed with background detail and lightening.
My interest in portraits began with oils, and has since been translated into many other mediums, including pastel, mixed media, acrylics, and printmaking. The human form and face create a spiritual connection between the blank canvas or paper and the subject. Starting with a quick sketch or line, the person emerges from the emptiness to fill the painting with energy and spirit. This is always an exciting and religious artistic connection that is unique to portraiture.
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"Portrait of Noya" 14x11 monotype
Artist Gail Rubinfeld's new "Selby Gardens Montoype Series" inspired by the varied natural beauty of Sarasota's Selby Botanical Gardens. The series comprises using the printmaking process of drawing on an art plate and running the painted plate through a press on printmaking paper. This new series consists of several black and white and color prints created this spring. Printmaking techniques offers a wide variety of new opportunities for exploration of the printmaking technical processes including painting, line work, trace monotype, collagraphs, etc.
Two paintings accepted for juried show "Daily News" opening this week. One collage mixed media painting has received an Honorable Mention Award