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Expressive “broken” portraits with a palette knife, painted from photographs

Francoise Nielly (Francoise Nielly) is a native French woman from Marseille who is tired of simple and simple subjects, standard solutions in the field of photography. That is why it presents its bright, unusual and full of emotions masterpieces to the whole world – pictures painted from photos using a palette knife.

Looking at such a riot of colors, a variety of impressions and emotions are created: someone will like it, while others simply twist their nose in annoyance, shielding their eyes from bright colors. But to remain indifferent to the work of the French just can not. After all, her work, performed in such an unusual, sometimes seemingly chaotic, technique attracts the views and compels to consider their details again and again. Francoise makes no secret of his work methodology.

On the contrary, she willingly shares it and tells how she creates her paintings. She says that picks up the photos that attracted her most, carrying the maximum emotional impact and sensuality.
And then, having prepared the whole range of colors and bulk canvas, with the help of a spatula he applies them with torn, chaotic movements, which create peculiar sharp and broken lines in the future picture.
The selection of colors, according to the artist, is carried out individually for each image. She does not pursue trends and does not draw exclusively famous personalities. So, simple people, friends and acquaintances, as well as those whose pictures she meets on the Internet can become the heroes of her paintings. Each tone and shade is carefully selected for the overall emotional background of the image itself: more faded, blue tones – for sad and penetrating work, and bright, sunny, from yellow to fiery red – for bold and defiant.

The depth of the picture is given by bright and expressive eyes – the only thing that the author depicts fully on the human face, with the most accurate drawing of all the details. Piercing, blue or brown, they are like a mirror of the soul, they say that, according to Francoise herself, the person felt when the picture was taken: sadness or joy, sadness or surprise, past life or crazy emotions.

Justina Kopanya, working with a palette knife and tassels, creates landscapes in a colorful and unusual technique, which one wants to touch in order to feel all the roughness and surface relief under the fingers.

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