Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Simonetta, 16x20 Collage on Canvas, Botticelli's Venus

This collage is made entirely of paper torn from fashion magazines. It is a partial view of Sandro Botticelli's famous painting, Birth of Venus. What a challenge! The fun part was her hair. Much of it is from Charlene Theron's "J'Adore" perfume ad. Collage, especially in color, takes me twice as long as oil painting--sometimes three times as long. I do love the result, though.

Simonetta was the woman believed to be the model for Birth of Venus. Read all about her life in our Pieces of 8 member Fay Picardi's book Simonetta.


P.S. The painting Hot Cubans has been reinstated on Etsy, with no explanation about why it was taken down in the first place.