ABOUT THIS PAINTING
Large Original Portrait painting of a male figure. The model is laying in a bright lemon green armchair, in a classical pose. I painted this male portrait from life in the studio in allaprima technique (wet on wet). I limited blending and applied thick coats of paint to create depth and texture. The composition heightens a complex accumulation of angles created by the model's arms and bent legs. The cool reds and purples I used to paint the face contrast with the bright chalky colors used for his body creating a melancholic feel to this painting.
TITLE: Midnight bright
ARTIST: Carole Nataf (myself)
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TYPE: Original Oil Painting by Carole Nataf
COLORS: Yellow Lemon, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine blue, Cerulean Blue, Viridian Green, Sap Green, Phtalo Turquoise, Titanium white.
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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.