Selfie Lisa

160920 Mona Lisa

A few years ago, a few other artists from around the world and I were commissioned to paint our own versions of Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa for an advertising campaign. In the end, the campaign didn’t launch for various reasons. I enjoyed making this. It’s actually acrylics on Arches watercolour paper but I followed the way the original may have been painted; colour glazed over a grisaille underpainting.

One of my daughters posed for me, making the ‘duck-face’.

The craquelure effect comes from a specialist varnish which is in itself quite tricky to use. It can go very wrong if you miss a bit.

The original artwork is available to buy. Contact me here.

Selfie Lisa. Acrylics on paper after Da Vinci. About A3.