The chain of process

When I start a new project, I usually have a vision. As long as I continue with project, everything changes. What I wanted to portray does not always coincide with the result. Here is a good example of this process chain. Initially, the idea was to show the duality of human nature, bipolarity. But in the end it turned out to be a fortune teller.

After Rolf Armstrong

I made this oil painting 4 years ago. At that time, I became interested in painting and began to attend oil painting classes. When I saw Rolf Armstrong’s works the first time, I fall in love with it, because they evoked some nostalgic feelings. Pretty girl’s faces, in old-fashioned hats and clothes (1920-30) were making me happy for some reasons. Maybe because of their youth, happiness, and beauty I feel also happy and not old. Rolf Armstrong (April 21, 1889 – February 22, 1960) was an American illustrator and painter of pin-up art. His works not so famous nowadays and not so recognized, like other American painters or Europeans. However, if I understand right, he was popular in his own time.

After Rolf Armstrong. Young, pretty and happy.