The silhouettes are just a glimpse of the model, leaving the viewer's own imagination to interpret the unseen features.
As far back as I can remember I have been fascinated by how the perception of a pose or situation can be dramatically altered with a simple shift in light.
The ‘Glimpse’ series of chiaroscuro paintings has been the result of a considerable amount of experimentation, to create a high contrast, but subtle effect where less is definitely more
By using a mica based acrylic medium, an iridescent blue is achieved
through the reflection and refraction of light between the coated
surfaces of tiny transparent mica platelets contained in the medium I
The hue of the painting changes from light to bright blue and deep purple depending on the viewing angle, and the composition of the ambient light, changing the perception of the mood of the painting.
© 2011, Estelle Rocca Serra
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