16″×20″
Acrylic paint
16″×20″
This is a small painting.

I hope you like her.

Alphonse Mucha’s painting: Madonna of the Lilies has his Madonna gazing over a young woman dressed in homeland garb. The two are so beautiful. The Madonna in his picture looks so wispy dreamlike against the realistic look of his seated girl. The seated girl in Mucha’s work is gorgeous and, I think brave and stoic. She is looking straight at the viewer. And the traditional dress is a wonderful site to study. I chose to paint Mucha’s Madonna because I wanted to practice painting fabric folds and the soft almost Impressionistic look of her face. It is a huge challenge to train my hand to paint what I see.

Ever since the beginning of memory, I drew, painted, and crafted. As a child, above our family couch was a painting of lush woods and trail leading to a cottage house. I followed the trail with my mind’s eye and invented a family that lived in the cottage. Sometimes I would ”sit“ under a painted tree and imagine the world of the painting. My orientation shifted, I was no longer sitting on the couch, I was under the artfully rendered tree. This was the beginning of a love affair with art.

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Comments

  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 3 years ago

    I will try to upload a better quality print soon.

  • Anthony R. Plastino III
    Anthony R. Pla...over 3 years ago

    I love your work Beth! This is so peaceful – ethereal, I believe you’ve captured the essence of the madonna in Mucha’s work… You should really start making your own now – I’d love to see that happen :D

  • thank you so much Tony. My number one fan! Peaceful and ethereal, I like that description. thanks so for your encouragement!

    – izzybeth

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 3 years ago

    She is beautiful:)

  • Hi Robin, thank you for checking in and looking!

    – izzybeth

  • GittiArt
    GittiArtover 3 years ago

    I love her!!!!

  • And I love yours. your art is inspiring.

    – izzybeth

  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralover 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous Beth!

  • Hi Tammy! Thank you. I am glad you like her.

    – izzybeth

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago

    this is lovey amazing colours !Liz))

  • Hi Liz! you like her colors? Thanks so much.

    – izzybeth

  • Ellen Keagy
    Ellen Keagyover 3 years ago

    very nice!

  • Thanks so much Ellen, I appreciate your comment.

    – izzybeth

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesover 3 years ago

    Love her Izzy you did a wonderful job.

  • Thank you so much. YOU are wonderful yourself!

    – izzybeth

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 3 years ago

    Izzybeth this is so beautiful. Such a sensitive and poetic rendering.

  • Hi Anthea! I have not seen much of any one lately, I am so happy to hear from you. you still doing collab work?

    – izzybeth

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerover 3 years ago

    really wonderful..well done!

  • Catherine, thank you very much. Good to see you too.

    – izzybeth

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