Description of Great Gatsby
Vintage subject matter is another sub-section of my portraits gallery. In this area drawings and paintings aim to capture the essence of the classic, timeless style.
This specific portrait was inspired by a vintage advertisement circa 1940’s era. My interpretation strayed quite a bit from the original ad- since my focus was on capturing the mood and ambiance of the glowing summer night. Scummbing and dry brush techniques were used to create the texture and dimension seen in the dress folds. Complementary colors, yellow and purple, where chose to accentuate the dress and the vivid night time scene.