Lucinda is inspired by a collection of Victorian era photo portraits my Dad gave me, given a bit of a modern ‘pop surreal’ treatment.

Others in the series:

60 × 45cm acrylic on wood panel.

I have made a step-by-step progress blog on this one. If you’d like a look you’ll find it here

T-shirt and sticker available.

Featured in:
Character Development – June 2010
Redemption – June 2010
Pop Surrealism – June 2010
Animals and People – June 2010
Creative Cards – July 2010
Unrealistic – July 2010
Vintage Art Storybook – October 2010
Superbly Visual – September 2011

Top Ten awards in:
Pop Surrealism avatar challenge – July 2010
Painted Ladies avatar challenge – July 2010

Winner: Painters in Modern Times – Illustration Characterization Challenge. THANKS!
3rd in Pop Surreal – Best Painting of 2010

80+ favourites 1300+ views, thankyou!


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  • rightasrain
    rightasrainover 4 years ago

    fab tutorial, read every word. I love the work in progress type stuff! Wonderful painting.

  • Thanks! I’m glad you liked watching the steps!

    – Sarah Mac

  • Cathy Gilday
    Cathy Gildayover 4 years ago

    Hi Sarah, this is just beautiful. I too enjoyed every word of your tutorial and found it very informative. Wonderful work Sarah and thanks for sharing your knowledge:))

  • Thanks Cathy!
    I’m glad you liked the tutorial! I always find them interesting, just to see the steps so I’m glad you did too :)

    – Sarah Mac

  • scallyart
    scallyartover 4 years ago

    Wonderful concept and result from an old photo. Excellent

  • Thankyou :)

    – Sarah Mac

  • myeymyart
    myeymyartover 4 years ago

    wow beautiful piece

  • Thanks!

    – Sarah Mac

  • Hal Smith
    Hal Smithover 4 years ago

    sarah, this is fantastic, looks very much like something right out of some of my great granddad’s cards. truly talented

  • Cheers Hal!

    – Sarah Mac

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 4 years ago

    Such great, whimsical work so skillfully done Sarah!!

  • Thanks for your kindness Leslie!

    – Sarah Mac

  • Lilaviolet
    Lilavioletover 4 years ago

    That´s pretty cool, Sarah!

  • Thankyou Lila!

    – Sarah Mac

  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralover 4 years ago

    Fantastic work. I love her face and the birds in her hair!

  • Thankyou Moon!

    – Sarah Mac

  • Manolya  F.
    Manolya F.over 4 years ago

  • Thanks! What a lovely surprise to wake up to!

    – Sarah Mac

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    fab work

  • Thankyou :)

    – Sarah Mac

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