Piece description from the artist
This close and cropped view of a young woman smelling a rose leaves the full scene to your imagination. You decide the time and place. My favorite part of this painting is the beautiful coloring of the model, and the way the light falls across her face.
Natalie Lundeen was born in Los Angeles in 1987, where she currently lives and works. She taught herself to paint with watercolors when she was 14, and with the help of a tall stack of library books, she moved on eventually to oil and pastel.
Natalie paints for the joy of creating and because she loves to put more beauty into the world. she enjoys doing something that enhances the lives of others and gives them a break from day-to-day life.
Natalie started her art education at "Mission: Renaissance":http://www.fineartclasses.com/ in Pasadena, where she learned traditional methods of drawing and oil painting, and continued refining her skills in painting the human portrait and figure in the studio of noted LA artist "Joseph Todorovitch":http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/joseph-todorovitch—-solo-exhibition-set-to-debut-at-wendt-gallery-56506072.html. I am pleased to be a member of the California Art Club.