Years ago, I was on a long journey traveling in a car through some parts of northern India. During part of the journey, I fell asleep and suddenly woke up and looked around – I was in the middle of a Muslim section of India where the women were all wearing burkas.
Behind the Veil, by Anita Louise Hummel, is a painting that is a tribute to women wearing a veil or a burka. There is something mysterious and beautiful about a woman who wears a veil, especially when the woman has nicely manicured nails, golden jewels, and piercing blue eyes.
Behind The Veil shows that beauty is more than just appearances and is under the skin; beauty can shine through a woman’s veil.
The Inspiration – Behind The Veil, By Anita Louise Hummel
I have long been fascinated by women wearing burkas or a veil. I have often wondered exactly what is underneath the veil; it was this fascination that led me to paint this painting called Behind the Veil.
My inspiration for this painting was about the beauty of a woman who may be partly hidden behind a veil; I wanted to make sure I painted her so that you would know that she was a beautiful woman inside and out. The veil did not hide her beauty but only add it to her allure and mystery.
I painted this woman behind the veil with beauty and mystery in mind. You will notice that she has on a gold ring and other gold jewels that show us she is a woman of some substance and class.
The subject matter also has bright colors as I wanted to paint her as woman who is not afriad to wear bright colors. She has nicely manicured hands, as she is a woman who may wear a veil but also cares about making sure she looks nice all the time, especially by having a nice manicure.
This painting, Behind The Veil, symbolizes that beauty is inside each of us; even beauty and class can be seen under a veil.
About The Painting – Behind The Veil, By Anita Louise Hummel
Like many of my paintings, I love to use bright colors. I believe that art should be #ArtThatMakesYouSmile.
Here are a few things about the original oil painting Behind The Veil by Anita Louise Hummel:
- Bright Colors – I used a lot bright colors on this painting as I wanted to show a woman who may wear a veil but she was also confident in herself as she knew she could wear a lot of bright fun colors.
- Blue Eyes – I am a fan of blue eyes so I painted her with bright blue eyes; even though she is behind a veil we can see so much into a person’s soul from their eyes. I mixed idigo and white color paint for the eyes.
- Gold leafing – She has on a lot of jewelry. For all these areas I used gold leaf. You will notice that she has on a very large gold ring on her hand. This show she is married but also a woman of means.
- Bright background – I also choose a bright torquise tonal background for this painting as I wanted a background that allowed the bright colors of the painting to stand out.
You can purchase the print of Behind The Veil painting from Fine Art America. Fine art America will allow you to purchase this as a printed frame with a matt and frame or canvas print. They offer a nice range of frame types, matt colors, and print sizes.
If you want Behind The Veil printed on a notebook, facemasks, water bottle cup, or anything else, you can also purchase that from either Fine Art America or Red Bubble. You can find out more about Fine Art America by clicking here or Red Bubble by clicking here. They both offered you some great choices to print Behind The Veil on cards, notebooks, T-shirts, and products.
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From Ulaanbaatar, By Anita Louise Hummel, Painting of A Nomadic Woman (2020)
I traveled to Mongolia and decided that I needed to paint a Mongolian woman. My painting entitled From Ulaanbaatar is a result of this trip.
From Ulaanbaatar is an oil painting by Anita Louise Hummel. The painting shows a nomadic woman dressed in traditional clothes. The painting uses bright colors and gold leaf for the earrings.
You can learn more by reading From Ulaanbaatar, By Anita Louise Hummel, Painting of A Nomadic Woman by clicking here.
The Selfie, By Anita Louise Hummel – Even Dogs Can Take Selfies
The Selfie is an original oil painting by Anita Louise Hummel. This oil painting is medium to bright oil paints of a dog holding his phone and showing us the selfie he has just taken. The painting is, in part, asking the question, “if our dogs could take a selfie, what kind of selfie would they take?”
Discover more by reading The Selfie, By Anita Louise Hummel – Even Dogs Can Take Selfies by clicking here.