Monday, March 3, 2008

Portrait of the model Mariacarla

I have been reading some "woman's" magazines lately. There was a coverage about an Italian topmodel, Mariacarla, and the pictures of her were so beautiful that I wanted to do a portrait in watercolour. I'm not fascinated by "magazine-beauties" in general but I always thought that this childwoman has something special.

The portrait is 30 x 40 cm. I painted it with the hair cut off, as it was in the picture..




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17 comments:

Laura said...

Andrea I have just spent time reading the interview with you which was published a few days ago. I am so glad to hear that there are plans to publish Miss Doodle because I have been wanting to ask you about buying some Miss Doodle postcards, etc. I think it will be a huge succes!!
I also love your other work. You are an inspiration to many.
Thanks also for your kind comments on my blog.
Have a wonderful day,
Laura

Wurzerl said...

Liebe Andrea, Du konterfeist in der Tat ein erstaunliches Persönchen ab. Ich verstehe, daß Du fasziniert bist, mit den sonst üblichen Model-Larven hat dieses Gesicht nichts gemein. Es ist keine Lolita, es ist kein Püppchen, es ist ein Charakter, wie er in diesem Business nicht oft zu finden ist. Und, Dein Bild hat das großartig herausgearbeitet.
Ich wünsche Dir eine gute Woche, möge uns der Schnee (vielleicht) verschonen. Lieber Gruß vom
Wurzerl

Mary Richmond said...

nice little painting. When I was in high school I used to draw from the models in magazines all the time to learn about the proportions of the face! It was great fun.

sukipoet said...

Lovely portrait. She has something serious or somber about her look here. I have never heard of her. You really have a special touch with portraits.

Paula said...

Andrea ~ she looks so exotic!

My earrings and Miss Doodle have arrived !!! I am dancing about the room in glee (husband looking on quizically).

Thank you so very much !!

Cris in Oregon said...

Wonderful painting Andrea. I too have never heard of her. I love your colors you use on everything you do. Very soft.

Kim said...

Andrea...you have clearly captured something in this portrait! Look at her eyes! There is something behind them which is haunting! She is clearly a beauty and as you said...a real childwoman. A beautiful and haunting painting...all at once. I like the way the hair has been cropped at the top! It seems it needs to be that way, doesn't it?

Thanks so much for sharing this with us here! Beautiful work!

Genie said...

Hi Andrea, even more lovely work.
Jean

katie jane said...

Andrea, Thanks for visiting my blog and complimenting my journals. I have read Miss Doodle and you are so creative. I love her and I hope she takes you to new places. I love this portrait you drew on today's blog. You have a lot of talent. Katie Jane

Wurzerl said...

Hier ist noch einmal der Witzbold aus Bayern, Du darfst Dir einen Arbeitstitel für das Buch aussuchen, wenn Du es illustrierst.
Blumenmärchen, Katzengeschichten, Computereinstieg, andere Wünsche, wie hättest Du es gerne?
Ganz schrecklich ernsthafte Grüße vom Wurzerl

Wurzerl said...

Bingo, genau damit beschäftige ich mich gerade am intensivsten. Der Elfenkrokus-Post war sozusagen ein Testballon.
Ich fürchte, wir müssen uns wirklich mal ernsthaft miteinander unterhalten. Wäre mir äußerst unangenehm, grins.
Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Tag
Wurzerl

human being said...

My daughter is standing by me and repeats: Tell your friend how lovely her painting is .. Go on tell her....
And Andrea I tell you that your work is very professional and full of life...
I love watercolors so much...
Her eyes are so alive.

Lynn said...

This woman has haunting eyes...love what you have done with her. You are so good at all you do in art and life.
Hugs,

tammy vitale said...

ok, cloth masks, watercolor, portraits, textile design...is there anything you can't do?!

Carla said...

It.s amazing how you have grown the last month.s. This is an amazing portrait. I love her. This must be your lucky year to get succes. You have found your way.

Tine said...

Oh wie schöööööööööööön, Henny!

Beim nächsten Mal nimmst du mich aber mit!
Dahlien - hatt einige gesetzt, aber irgendein Kappeskopp (=Ruhrdeutsch) fährt immer mit dem Rasenmäher drüber, drum sind se wech (oder kommen sie noch?). Ich weiß, man soll sowas nicht in den Rasen tun, sondern ordentlich auf ein Beet (aber ich BIN ja nicht ordentlich! *G*).

Schön, daß du wieder da bist!

Tine

Anonymous said...

Kitsch as Kitsch can