ABOUT THIS PAINTING I painted this work from life in studio. The scene combines a still life on the near table and a nude female figure on a purple background. This melancholic scene, heightened by the dramatic pose of the model and her enigmatic expression is an invitation for thought and reflection. The vibrant colors of skin tones and cool background create a dynamic contrasts with the table at the forefront. This is an original, one of a kind painting painted from life. DETAILS TITLE: Melancholic Woman figure and Still Life ARTIST: Carole Nataf (myself) SIZE: 14x18" SHIPPING: Ships worldwide painting on its canvas SHIPPING TIME: 3-5 business days. INSURANCE: Insured shipping TYPE: Original Oil Painting by Carole Nataf COLORS: Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Orange, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine blue, Cerulean Blue, Viridian Green, Perm Green, Titanium white. VISIT MY SHOP: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PaulettaArt?ref=hdr_shop_menu VISIT MY WEBSITE: www.carolenataf.com FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/pauletta_art/ ABOUT ME Carole Nataf was born in Paris in 1989. She grew up in the heart of the Latin Quarter in Paris, influenced by the intellectual and academic scene of the area. From her mother, she inherited an early predilection for Arts and the inspirational charisma of family artists. In college, she studied Literature and Philosophy before attending graduate studies in business. After studying art privately in Paris, NYC, San Francisco and Boston, she grew a passion for Plein Air painting and Allaprima painting techniques. She developed a special interest in texture contrast where soft meets harsh and delicate meets blunt. Influenced by artists such as Edward Hopper and Edouard Manet, she is admirative of their unmatched ability to simplify shapes, and juxtapose contrasting values without blending. Currently she lives and works in Boston and Cambridge, MA. She won the First prize at Revere Beach Art Festival in 2016.