Monday, April 21, 2014

Portrait Paintings

A girl ... - art by Anne Vis
A Girl ...
In the course of the years once in a while the topic of portraits comes up. I am one of those artists who is all over the place and it seems to be very difficult for my creativity to stick to one topic for a while.
A couple of years ago I redid a vintage painting (blogpost), creating a new lady from an existing portrait.
Portrait of a Lady - art by Anne Vis
Portrait of a Lady

This time I have a "fresh" girl, as you can see in the top image, created from scratch. I am still working on finding the right brushes in Photoshop, but you can see it is a difference with the vintage girl. This is self-taught, so you can judge for yourself how I am doing so far :-)
Every portrait has an expression and whereas the vintage lady looks happy, the young "new girl" has a bit of a naughty look in her eyes ...

So I wonder what you make of this one (my very latest): Horses ... - art by Anne Vis
Horses ...

I find it interesting how different each horse is ... in that respect there is a similarity in painting humans and animals ...

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A room with a view

An Ocean Away ... - art by Anne Vis
An Ocean Away ...
One of the advantages of art is that it gives you a view of a different reality. I was lately inspired by a French window shutter and decided to create a "room with a view". After all, there is a relationship between the window (eye) through which we are looking at the world and how we perceive what may or may not be "reality".
I did not set out to create a series of "rooms with a view", but apparently that is what happened and I would like to showcase several of them here, as it is nice to see them together and see how by changing just a few elements, the entire atmosphere changes. Thus you can also change your interior design and it will affect how you feel and how you look out of your "window". Fascinating, isn't it?
Tropical Paradise - art by Anne Vis
Tropical Paradise

Tea, Darling? - art by Anne Vis
Tea, Darling?

Happy Home - art by Anne Vis
Happy Home

Lounging - art by Anne Vis
Lounging

Gazing at the Moon - art by Anne Vis
Gazing at the Moon

And another version of the first painting:
Enjoying the Sunset - art by Anne Vis
Enjoying the Sunset
And the latest one (so far ... ):
Vintage Angel Visit - art by Anne Vis
Vintage Angel Visit

Of course you can also use these paintings as sort of a "trompe l'oeil" ...