A Dark Night

Painting by Melissa Hartley (5)

I’m enjoying Melissa Hartley’s dark portraits and still-life studies. The two images at the bottom of post (i.e. Ziggy Stardust inspired) remind me of a 15th century Gothic painting entitled “Ecce Homo,” which is one of my all-time favorites. The gold halo against a black background give each art piece a dramatic feel.

Painting by Melissa Hartley (6)
Painting by Melissa Hartley (3) Painting by Melissa Hartley (1) Painting by Melissa Hartley (4)
Artwork and photos © Melissa Hartley

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July 19, 2012 Art Painting Portraits