Well if I do a self portrait inspired by him, I must then honor him in a journal page right? You can go here to see some of his amazing work. When you think of the era he was alive and to paint like this-it’s truly amazing. Be inspired. Create art.
A Renaissance Woman is a woman who has broad intellectual interests and is accomplished in areas of both the arts and the sciences. She sets her own agenda, controls her destiny, and knows the sky’s the limit when it comes to her personal achievement!
I’ve been having so much fun with these ‘Renaissance Women’ and several have asked if I’d be teaching this in a workshop-well I’m happy to announce that I’ll be teaching them live at Art and Soul VA April 2011! I’ll be teaching two workshops, ‘Renaissance Women’ and ‘Arcimboldo Style Self Portrait’
Taking inspiration from the Italian painter, Giuseppe Arcimboldo whose portraits consisted of creating the entire head with objects like fruits, vegetables, fish and other objects, we will create a self portrait that echos who we truly are and the road we’ve traveled to get there. Learn techniques for creative collage and portrait painting to create a one of a kind self portrait that is like no other.
I will be teaching this concept as a journaling project in Journal 365, but we will explore it even further in the live workshop creating on a hard surface, using different mediums and techniques to create it as a masterpiece worthy of hanging on your wall.
I’m excited to see my teaching schedule coming together for 2011 and still waiting for information on a couple of other venues so I’ll update it as that comes in, but you can see what’s on the books now on my ‘Teaching’ page. It would be so awesome to meet some of you in real life at one of these events!