Golden Audrey Hepburn Profile Portrait Painting (2015)
Oil painting by Caridad I. Barragan

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  • Oil painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 7 × 5 × 0.25 in (unframed) / 7 × 5 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Artist's description:

This painting is a prototype for a custom painting portrait that I offer in my other shop. I was inspired by tiny portrait paintings inside the Duomo in Orvieto, Umbria Italy.

This type of profile portraiture was popular in Renaissance Italy. The person depicted was often a wealthy aristocrat and the centrality of the pose reflected the awarness of their important role in the universe.
I got this idea looking at one of the chapels in the Duomo in Orvieto which contained many small portraits of patrons that had commisioned the chapel construction.

- I carefully drew this portrait onto a canvas board.
- It was painted using the "grisaille" technique (a technique executed entirely in shades of grey or of another neutral colour.)
- Once dry, I applied a yellow ochre acrylic background. Afterwards the gilding glue was applied and then the faux gold leaf.
- Once the entire painting dried, I protected it by brushing it over with natural lacquer.

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Materials used:

Zecchi Firenze oil paints on finely prepared canvas board

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