I have always liked them, artist, Mucha did beautiful work and had a lot of them in his work,
He did a lot of work painting faces in the art Nouveau style, with much flamboyant twists.
He died in 1939. Beautiful work. He would of been an artist in advertising today, except we never that same kind of beauty in posters, the idea of beauty has changed. Like everything times and appeal are different.
This does not compare to his work, I just thought of him when painting.
I like odd design around the head and am never satisfied with the hair I paint and the direction that it flows to compliment a face. I used a stamp on the parts of the napkin I tore away. This settles into the painting nicely so it becomes rather seamless in appearance when I apply the matte medium to the paper. I also stamped with paint all over the whole background with the same design before I started. It would be OK to have the design show through on the face more if the face had been an older person. Somehow she got young. The dragon fly is also a stamp that has paint on it.
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