Originally from the Philippines, Kansas City-based artist, Raffaela Malazarte, has been experimenting with oil painting since 2000. Her style is greatly influenced by fauvism and impressionism. Raffaela’s choice of colors and brush strokes are very bold, thick, and vibrant.
Raffaela aka “Raffy”, is a self-taught artist, always open to experimenting with new techniques. Her preferred use is thick brush strokes, followed by a more complicated method of palette knife painting. You can find ... view more »
always have fun copying works from famous artists and seeing the results with a little bit of my style blended to it gives me a sense of satisfaction and happiness! During this episode, I will show you a work that I copied from one of the famous illustrators in the 1940s. His name is René Gruau and he worked for the House of Dior for many years! In this video, I will show you how my work looked like and explain to you the process and some colors that I used. A close up to my painting will be shown at the end of the video. René Gruau was an Italian-born illustrator who worked at the front line of high fashion for more than 60 years. Gruau worked for many patrons including Balmain, Givenchy, Schiaparelli, Jacques Fath and Edward Molyneux, and also for suppliers of top-quality textiles, cars and brandy. He did ballet sets and costumes. But arguably it was his creative collaboration with Christian Dior and the House of Dior that stamped his reputation. Beginning with Dior's New Look in 1947, Gruau's connection with the couture house continued well after Dior's death in 1957, until the late 1990s. Hope you enjoy the video!