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This painting is part of my new series featuring female characters. There is a magic that occurs before my eyes when I trace a few spontaneous and gestural lines and discover all the characters and their worlds.
After all these years, I have to recognize that my life is that of an artist. I can talk about the lives of women through my own experience as a woman and as an artist. I paint female characters in all sorts of environments, with different expressions each time. I talk about women, girls, mothers, in order to question identity and beauty ideals. Each female character has her own unique look, her own life, her own identity. I talk about the way woman are perceived and their perception of themselves. My characters can have hairstyles and clothes that are surreal or contemporary.
This painting brought me to another pictorial universe, where the colors are more intense and they blend into one another. The female character is from another time and culture and is in a stylized environment surrounded by birds that represent freedom and liberty. The canvas is painted in oil using joyful and harmonious colors. Light black outlines highlight the elements and add texture and shape to the colors.
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Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!
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