D.K. Richardson
“The Babylonian Woman”
Oil on Linen
14 x 11 in.

Named for an exotic culture of the past, “The Babylonian Woman” is a fantasy of how such a woman might have adorned herself. She would have been confident, poised, and strong. Her headdress would have been woven by hand, multi-colored, having texture and beautiful fringe.
This work of art is painted with a verdaccio underpainting. The entire painting is done in greens, and then glazed with thin layers of color. This allows the skin to have a transparent and more life-like appearance.
Pause . . . be of present mind, all is well, just stop and take a moment to ponder the beauty before us and share it with those around you.
Exhibitions for “The Babylonian Woman”:
IN3 Art Worldwide European Tour:
               Stockholm, Sweden – Galleri Bellman, opening July 2014
               Kaunas, Lithuania, Museum of Music, opening August 2014
               Bucharest, Romania, Museum of Art, opening August 2014
               Italy, Castello Chiaramontano di Racalmuto September 2014
               Spain, Galeria CREARIUM, October 2014
About the Artist:
Influenced by Masters of their craft: Da Vinci, Moroni, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Rubens; D.K. Richardson endeavors to breathe a feeling of “Life” into her subjects regardless of the medium. She is known for her unique and detailed pastel work. Strong composition, color, and expression hold viewers fascinated with the painting’s life-like appearance.
Recent Achievements:
“Once a Queen – Twice Exiled”, verdaccio underpainting with color glazes, exhibited at the IN3 Members show at the Galerie Artes July 26 – August 4, 2015. “The Shaman”, a pastel painting, recently exhibited in Madrid, Spain. “The Babylonian Woman”, worked with a verdaccio oil underpainting and glazing technique, has exhibited in Texas, Sweden, Lithuania, Romania, Italy, Spain, and France.  Finalist in the 2013/2014, 2012/2013, and 2011/2012 ARC International Salons; Richardson has been honored with two Best of Show winners in the Austin Pastel Society competitions; Certificate of Excellence 2013 Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition.
Richardson is an active member of the Portrait Society of America, and IN3 International Artists Incentive. Native to Texas, she resides in Austin.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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