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Sophia Loren​

Deborah Lanino

Charcoal and conte on paper

1986

18" x 24"

Portrait drawings:

Here is a portrait I did of the Italian actress Sophia Loren after a studying art and art history in Florence, Italy.

After studying the Masters in Italy,  I created a  chiaroscuro effect in this piece by using black and white chalk highlighted on brown prepared paper.

I included atmospheric perspective in the background architecture as she gazes toward the viewer in this portrait.

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Two Angels

Deborah Lanino

Acrylic on paper

2021

9 x 12 

Two angels after a drawing by Bernardino Lanino

This soft style that I work in is reminiscent of Bernardino. I used techniques such as sfumato (allowing tones and colors to shade gradually into one another, producing softened outlines or hazy forms. 

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Two Blue Angels

Deborah Lanino

Acrylic on paper

2021

9 x 12 

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Deborah Lanino

2021

Madonna II

9” x 12”

Acrylic on paper 

Madonna II after  a drawing by Bernardino Lanino

Here I worked in the purple color and imagery of the Jacaranda tree that blooms from May- June in Los Angeles, California as well as  other places in the world.