"American Beauty", 2017, Oils on Oleo paper, 22.5" x 28.75", ©Julie Castillo 2020.
I had sketched this image sometime during the summer. It intrigued me. The subject was very interesting because of the foreshortening of the figure. Rhythmic circles and ovals exaggerating the figure. The shapes of the water, simplifying them. It almost has a carved look, like sculpture. The painting was more about the drawing, shapes and light on the figure. Carving the image out of oils, painted on Oleo paper.
The American Beauty
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