Melanie MarquezThis is Marquez's "Melanie's Mystique.
This is an encaustic painting on canvas, it's supposed to be a self-portrait. She emphasizes the female form without adding hands, feet, or faces to most of her pieces, to show the elegance of women.
I love it, mostly because it's so similar to the idea I have for our next assignment. My theme is strength in women, so I know I want to keep it simple and elegant. Using her "feel" would be a good way to do that!