Palette Knife Portraits by Françoise Nielly

French illustrator, Françoise Nielly, has a talent for making deft gestural marks with a palette knife. The resulting images are bold combinations of shape and color. By pairing color compliments, the sharp contrast of color wheel opposites add to the vivid excitement of the work. The images do not dissolve into abstraction as is often the case in palette knife paintings. Instead, the detail given to facial features such as the eyes, nose and lips helps to anchor the image and provide focus for the viewer. Read more directly from the source.

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