Acrylic paint on 3 sheets of 18"x24" plexiglass with Japanese Chunky Kozo paper. Date: May 2017.
Fernanda Ly is an Australian model of Chinese origin, born and raised in Sydney.
I was drawn to this image because of the strong design and of course, the pink hair. It gave me a chance to create layers of hair on sheets of plexiglass that you could see through to the next layer of the image. This is the first painting that I incorporated Japanese Chunky Kozo Paper. It's translucent with open areas that you can see through. I love the way it adds an organic feel to the painting, contrasting with the shiny plexiglass.
Below is a copy of the original image I worked from for this painting.
Here is a short 30 second video showing this 3 dimensional painting.
Spent some time last night at The Saint Augustine Art Association 'Faces & Figures' show. My painting 'Fernanda Ly' was one of the award winners. I just joined a few weeks ago so I didn't know anybody, but as most of you know that's not going to slow me down! Met some very very talented artists. Had a nice chat with Diane Bradley the STAAA Chair. Everyone was so warm and friendly and made me feel right at home. I'm looking forward to spending more time in Saint Augustine enjoying the work of these artists.
My painting 'Fernanda Ly' got a warm welcome at the Mills Gallery 'Summer Exhibit'. By the end of the night she was sold to a good home. I'll miss her, but I know she's loved.