Dorothy at Nineteen

This new technique of using gesso’d cardboard as a canvas is fascinating. It lends a wonderful background texture of irregular patterns.

This is a photo of my mother, Dorothy, in 1949 (19 years old). dorothy at 19

I used it as a reference for this stylized painting (click to enlarge):
dorothy_at_19_painting
(8″ x 11″ mixed media)
Displayed artwork © 2012 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

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3 responses to “Dorothy at Nineteen

  1. While I do admire, as you know, your artistic impressions, in this case I have a bias for the original picture.

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  2. Such a lovely picture and painting of Dorothy ~~~ Love it !!!

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