This is another in the Enamorado con Amor/ In Love with Love series, expression of affection in this case as in some of the other coming by means of dance. Background reminiscent of Kupka’s “Madame Kupka.”
Another in the Enamorado Con Amor/In Love with Love series. Part of love is intimacy, but of course not all intimacy denotes love. Here it does, and the couple sparkles in the play of light and shadow and smoke in a turn of century setting based on a scene in Downton Abbey.
Another in the Enamorado Con Amor/In Love with Love series. Part of love is intimacy, but of course not all intimacy denotes love. Here it does, and the couple sparkles in the play of light and shadow.
The pigments used in pastels are the same as those used to produce all colored art media, including oil paints. The binder has a neutral hue and low intensity.
Pastel is challenging because it is mixed and blended on the paper or other surface. Colors cannot be tested on a palette although with the new powder pastels you can. This work was done with sticks. Changes are not easy to make, as you can not just paint over things.
In use since the Renaissance, they were very popular in the 18th century. My favorite pastel painter is Renoir.
Enamorado con Amor/In Love with Love continues with this second and much larger version of Couple Snuggles on Sofa, which sold shortly after I finished it.
The background is textured. Like Coupe Snuggles on Sofa I there are strong colors fore and aft with strong highlights on the sofa and edges of the figures. Smoke rises through the white light of one of the shades, while the other casts a warm glow on the lovers. The curve of the sofa seems to envelope.
Couple Snuggles II is larger than my other paintings.
Please contact me for pricing. I had in mind that the owner would place it behind a sofa or love sofa.