Classical Women Reinvented

For this series, I played with collage and watercolor to reinvent classical images of the women portrayed in Italian Renaissance art.  I created these portraits when  visiting Italy with artist Sharon Zeugin. Sharon is a master calligrapher and her influence shows as I incorporated writing and calligraphy. One of the portraits involved simply copying some of the words on the laminated tablecloth in our dining room where we were staying. Most of the paintings use papers from a copy of Dante’s Inferno.

watercolor and collage painting
“Italy 1″, 11″ x 14″ collage and watercolor (framed 18″ x 22”), available
watercolor and collage painting
“Italy 2,” 11″ w x 14″ h collage and watercolor (framed 18″ x 22″) – available
collage and watercolor painting
“Italy 3,” 11″ x 14″, watercolor, gouache, collage papers from Dante’s Inferno (framed 18″ x 22″)
watercolor and collage
“The Pink Bird (Italy 4),” 11″ x 14″, collage, watercolor and colored pencil (18″ x 22″) SOLD