New painting: listen to your heart

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This painting was inspired by a shop window display I saw in Berlin. It had a small painting by Bronzino in it. I had seen the image before but couldn’t remember the artists name, so I played a guessing game on Google and eventually found it. I simplified the image and decoupaged it with animal and insect motifs. I added the text: listen to your heart as she is pointing to her heart. Hope you like it.

Work in progress

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Work in progress. I am using the method of fat over lean for my new oil painting. I want the decoupaged motifs to blend into the oil paint with thin layers of glazes. Building up the amount of linseed oil used on each layer so the colour underneath is still visible.