Maria-Rosa 

I spent a week at Sara Academy of Realistic Art in Simrishamn. Inspiring to learn more about oil painting, grisaille underpainting, the values, compressions, transitions of values etc etc. Something I haven't had much (hardly any) experience with yet. My paintings are all done in Acrylic paint but now I´m eager to develop my oilpainting skills! 

Meet Maria-Rosa, the model we had the pleasure working with! 
This is a detail of the painting I worked on during that week. 



"You can't fool me"

"When she looks at you, you instantly feel that she knows when you tell her a lie or when you're trying to hide something.  Whether it's your mum, your wife, your girlfriend. The truth comes out..... always! So better be honest..."

" I see you" 

One of my recent portraits. Her eyes fixed on something, somebody. May be somebody just standing next to you ..... 

"The girl without an earring" 

This painting is a paraphrase of the painting of Johannes Vermeer "The girl with the golden earring". I made my own version of it... I applied a new color palette and was very keen on grabbing the intense look.