Margo Wilkins Portrait
This is a nude portrait of a tattooed femme model posed sitting up with her legs extended on a bed with a iPad in front of her. The background is a seamless gradient of blue to green with the figure framed between two white lighting fixtures. This work was developed from a photoshoot exploring traditional portrait lighting and posing. The photo was then manipulated with Photoshop to accentuate visualized engagement between the model and the technological devices present. The oil painting is traditionally executed with layers of glazes and gestural impasto mark making accentuating curves of the figure. I aim to synthesize digital technologies and traditional methods to develop paintings that talk about our contemporary engagements with technology.