Author: lccparreira

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Mirror, mirror on the wall

The piece “Mirror, mirror on the wall” is my version of the Evil Queen inspired by the character played by Charlize Theron in the fantasy film “Snow White and the Huntsman”, directed by Rupert Sanders.

Evil queen is one of my favorite villans, especially in the Charlize interpretation. For this reason, I decided to represent her blonde, with light eyes and incorporate some elements of the film, such as the golden crown and a feather coat, whose gradient was inspired by a Zuhair Murad jacket.

This painting shows us The Queen looking at herself in the mirror as the fairest of all, while the crow holds the key that can unleash the Snow White.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimension: 50 x 70 cm / 19.68 x 27.55 inch
Thecnique description: Glazing over Grisaille (underpainting made in oil dry brush thecnique).

Lolita

Lolita

The piece Lolita was inspired by the character of the novel written by Vladimir Nabokov and in the second film adaptation of it.

This painting shows us Lolita as a beautiful teenager, trying to be seductive with her lips blurred in red.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimension: 40 x 50 cm / 15.74 x 19.68 inch
Thecnique description: Glazing over Grisaille (underpainting made in oil dry brush thecnique).

Angelique Bouchard

Angelique Bouchard

The piece Angelique Bouchard was inspired by the fictional character of the film Dark Shadows, in which she is the main antagonist. She is a powerful witch driven by her hesitant love and hatred for Barnabas Collins.

This painting shows us how it is possible to have opposing feelings about a person and how those feelings can crack even who seem unbreakable.

Technical aspects:

Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimension: 40 x 50 cm / 15.74 x 19.68 inch
Thecnique description: Glazing over Grisaille (underpainting made in oil dry brush thecnique).

Lily

Lily

The piece Lily was inspired by Lilith Sullivan, a demonic girl and main antagonist of the 2009 psychological horror film Case 39.

This painting shows us that sometimes, behind an innocent and beautiful appearance, an evil being is hidden and how easily we can be under delusion, which will affect perilously our lives.

Technical aspects:

Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimension: 50 x 70 cm / 19.68 x 27.55 inch
Thecnique description: Glazing over Grisaille (underpainting made in oil dry brush thecnique).

Bella

Bella

The piece Bella was inspired by the fictional character of the Harry Potter series called Bellatrix Lestrange.

She is a dangerous witch and skilled duelist, one of the craziest female villains around the world.

Technical aspects:

Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimension: 40 x 50 cm / 15.74 x 19.68 inch
Thecnique description: Glazing over Grisaille (underpainting made in oil dry brush thecnique).

Esther

Esther

The piece Esther was inspired by the character of the psychological horror film Orphan, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and written by David Leslie Johnson from a story by Alex Mace.

The plot centers on a couple who, after the death of their unborn child, adopted the mysterious and insidious 9-year-old girl called Esther.

Technical aspects:

Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimension: 40 x 50 cm / 15.74 x 19.68 inch
Thecnique description: Glazing over Grisaille (underpainting made in oil dry brush thecnique).

Selene

Selene

The Selene piece was inspirired by Selene, the titan goddess of the moon.

I see Selene over a large lunar eclipse imagining the great power of the moon. The representation of this power arises like a great glowing arc over her head.

Technical aspects:

Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimension: 70 x 50 cm / 27.55 x 19.68 inch
Thecnique description: Glazing over Grisaille (underpainting made in oil dry brush thecnique).

 

 

Aphrodite

Aphrodite

The Aphrodite piece, included in my Greek Muses series, was inspired by Aphrodite, goddess of love, beauty and sexuality. Over the decades, Aphrodite was one of the most inspiring characters, where artists expressed her throught paintings and sculptures.

My vision of Aphrodite was to represent her as a stylish and sexy contemporary woman, irresistable even to Gods. Most classical artists painted her blond or red haired, I saw Aphrodite as a tanned brunnette rising from the sea over the sunset warm colors. This piece represents to me the woman’s power. The way they can do whatever they want.

Technical aspects:

Medium: Oil on primed canvas
Dimension: 50 x 70 cm / 19.68 x 27.55 inch
Thecnique description: Glazing and Velaturas over Grisaille (underpainting made in oil dry brush thecnique).

 

 

Spring’s Mother

Spring’s Mother

The piece Spring’s Mother is an oil painting on canvas 40x50cm included in my Greek Muses series. It was inspired by Persephone, goddess of spring and queen of the underworld according to Greek Mythology.

I chose the spring strand of Persephone for its representation since I painted it during spring, and bees as a symbol for this time of year and as a crucial being for the existence of life on earth. Curiously, Persephone was also associated with death, but we can not forget that death comes from the life and the myth of this Goddess represents this clearely.

 

Pandora’s Curse

Pandora’s Curse

The Pandora’s Curse is an oil painting on a 60x80cm canvas. It was inspired by the Greek myhtology character, Pandora. Following the myth, she was the first mortal woman created by the Gods and opened a box that contained all humankind’s evil and tragedies.

I gave my interpretation of this character, representing her as a beautiful and naive woman, who because of her curiosity freed the evils of the world, even though she knew that should not open the box.