Since one of the main things I do is paint portraits, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite portrait paintings of women this week.
Okay, so the first one is not your traditional portrait. You can't see the face of the woman, but you sure can feel it. Clare Elsaesser is one of my favorite artists, with her palette and mood always being on point. Print available here.
One of my very favorite artists is Maira Kalman. Her work comes to life with her palette, sense of humor and imperfect brush strokes and lines that become...just perfect. If you haven't seen her blog for the New York Times, do yourself a favor and spend some time with it.
Alex Katz captures the upper middle class of the 60's, 70's and beyond like no other. These cool people are often caught hanging out in oversized sunglasses and gorgeous acidic colors. The way he simplifies shape and form never ceases to amaze me. Isn't this portrait of his wife and often-subject Ada just sublime?
If you have an artist that you'd love to share, please leave the name(s) in the comments below.
Don't forget to check out my Portraits board on Pinterest!