El in Black Painting by Maria Kleinschmidt

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Painting: Acrylic, Ink, Charcoal, Paper, Pastel on Cardboard.

Mixed media collage, drawing and painting; ink, acrylics, charcoal, pastels, and coloured papers glued onto corrugated cardboard.

Multi-layered overlapping technique: I start off with a collage of larger pieces of coloured paper and glue them onto the cardboard, then paint over it with lighter paints, then add shades in charcoal,ink and pastels, glue more patches of coloured paper on top and so forth, shaping the figure from rough to gradually more delicate – always hoping to not accidently go past the moment of highest density.

The portrait traces a memory of mine by means of reconstructing it literally. I started off working with a life model. Then the work was put aside for about a year, and I recently got it out to reapproach it layer by layer to my memory. The face took on a life of its own though, as it happens most times.



El in Black

Maria Kleinschmidt



Size: 15.5 W x 18 H x 0.2 in

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