Melody Owens – Hollywood paintings
I am captivated by the mystery behind a face that makes a person beautiful and iconic. I look to capture the radiance of soft light diffusing certain features contrasted by bright colors and textures. I play with the balance of abstraction, loose and soft painterly strokes to tightly rendered details and realism.
My base media of choice is acrylic followed by oil, though sometimes mixing it up by starting with a gouache under painting. Often I embellish my art with jewels, the glossy shine of silver leaf or strong rustic textures to amplify luminescence and exaggerating values. I am drawn to paint figures in classic beauty, illuminating with a Hollywood glow to revive vintage elegance with a contemporary edge.