Encino, Ca- Women's Portraits
Lorenzo the Magnificent described the ideal beauty of the Italian Renaissance as a woman “of an attractive and ideal height; the tone of her skin, white but not pale, fresh but not glowing; her demeanor was grave but not proud, sweet and pleasing, without frivolity or fear. Her eyes were lively and her gaze restrained, without trace of pride or meanness; her body was so well proportioned, that among other women she appeared dignified...in walking and dancing...and in all her movements she was elegant and attractive; her hands were the most beautiful that Nature could create. Of course Lorenzo only talked about is beloved Italy. When I take a black and white portrait of a woman, I try to envision her features. My main goal is to make her look magnificente, beautiful, seductive and powerful.