“Homebound” – Gypsy painting complete!

Posted by on Apr 2, 2016 in Gallery Shows | 0 comments

Hey friends πŸ™‚ Wow officially in April, I can’t believe how fast the year has gone by. I have 2 shows opening this month, the first of which is at Aunia Kahn’s gallery Alexi Era! The theme for this show was “Gypsy” – which immediately brings to mind bold reds, golds, prints, flowers and an old world feeling.

 

Homebound - Gypsy painting

“Homebound” – 24 x 33 cm – oil on canvas board

 

I put together a big folder full of gypsy pics, including beautiful photos of the Romanian countryside (such a pretty place!) and decided I wanted this traveling woman to be in her homeland, back to her roots.

 

close up of gypsy girl

 

Biggest challenge of this piece was actually her face lol – which is usually my favorite part of any painting. I must’ve painted and repainted her face 3 or 4 times. I think what happened was when I transferred the sketch onto the board I didn’t do it properly so the proportions were all off without me realizing it *face palm*. She got there in the end πŸ˜‰

 

gypsy girl close up

 

I also added some bees in behind her, with a bit of a magical glow. I wanted it to be like the escort back to her own land. A connection or a click and it all comes to life when you go back to your roots and your own soil. As someone who has lived abroad for 10 years, it is a feeling I can relate to. Not that magical bees fly around when I go back home lol (that would be awesome) but it is like walking into a place where part of your heart/being still remains.

 

landscape close up

 

“Gypsy” opens on April 2nd at Alexi Era Gallery in Illinois! She is framed in gold and ready to hang, so if you are interested in giving this lovely lady a forever home, feel free to write to: info@alexieragallery.com

And if you happen to be in Mascoutah, IL – be sure to go check out the show! The work I have seen looks stunning ^_^

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