portrait of Leon
Studying the French Rococo, Bolognese classicism, and nascent Neoclassicism, I've found a never-ending source of inspiration in works of Pompeo Batoni. After persuading my husband Leon to pose and creating the "aristocratic" costume, using materials and fabrics, that i could find at home, I began to paint... Step by step I painted accurately the smallest details, trying to imitate the artists' works of that times. I've chosen the neutral background to accentuate the light on the face, lace and golden shine on the buttons.