Three different images of Cynthia combined digitally. Limited edition print 18″by36″ Makeup by Yukiko
I enjoy teaching makeup and also taking the photos at the end of the classes as this enables me to see the progression and development of each artists individual style. IBF, NYMA of Japan have been a faithful client for 15 yrs and each year is so very different and always lots of fun. We laugh now when we remember Hurricane Sandy and how we had to work in the dark and cold and the artists had no hot water for a shower. For the students it was not easy, for me it worked out fine, I am rather a fan of the unexpected and love to work in daylight. This is something I learned working on location on photoshoots, we had to adapt to lots of different situations as we had to come back with the photos. My beautiful nieces were visiting and were stuck in a hotel near the Art of Beauty so they modeled for us everyday with other young women from the neighborhood. The interesting thing about the class that year was the fact that we had two students who were spoilt brats. This was very odd as always the Japanese students are truly wonderful, attentive , involved enthusiastic and every other flattering adjective I can think of. They were meant to be here at that time for a life’s lesson and I hope that looking back they have come to appreciate it. Thinking about myself at their age (they were the youngest of the group) maybe I would have reacted as they did..maybe…maybe not. I shall never know.
These two photos of the model Vanessa from Click agency were taken during the last class. Her natural makeup and her more creative one. The hair is by Almog. Makeup by Atsuko.
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Portraits as opposed to photos are timeless. I love doing them be they mixed media like this one of Carole Radziwill http://lindamasongallery.com/current-exhibition/ or a more classical portrait such as the acrylic on canvas I do of both children and adults . http://lindamasongallery.com/portfolio/classic-childrens-portraits/ Portraits add Mystery and warmth to a home. If they are of the Host or Hostess, a good one will let you discover a different side to them. If they are of people that you don’t know, you can use your own imagination to create a whole story around them. Great artists such as Mark Kostabi capture a depth of human nature without any facial features I capture that in the facial features, each artist is different. Many Americans are afraid to have paintings of people on a wall preferring more impersonal Art such as Abstract or scenery. Are we afraid of Intimacy ? A person is a “paysage” equally as deep and as interesting as The Grand Canyon. Watch out on Bravo June 7th at 9pm. The Real Housewives of New York City episode 10, part of this episode was filmed at my Solo show at the Gallery Vendome here in Soho, New York in December of 2016. To get a sneak peak and see how much fun the filming of the show was check out my new Facebook page Linda Mason Art. To discuss comissioning portrait call the number on the website:- www.lindamasongallery.com
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I took some photos of the actress Sarah Reinsch with a classic smokey eye, a la Kim Kardashian, while filming her this week. Check out my blog, the one before last where I had her looking more natural and you will see how versatile she is.
To recreate this makeup , the products are all at www.lindamason.com:-
Snow White cream base. Transluscent light powder. Bare blush. Contouring powder, Driftwood and highlighter pearl. Eyeshadows:- Solo Opal in the inner corner next to the eye. In the outer corner Cocoa and Pitch black softened with a layer of Brown earth. These were also applied delicately under the eye. Black pencil inside the lower rim of the eyes…and lots and lots of black lashes. I oulined the lips with the pencil Sandstone and used a nude gloss.
A very particular point of view
Great article about the designer Jane Wilson Marquis in WAG magazine, A well deserved article . Hair by Almog Burbea, Makeup by NYMakeup Academy of Japan and photos Linda Mason.
We were very fortunate to have the use of the BBFL http://www.jplusbdesign.com/store/c43/BBFL.html space in Parkslope Brooklyn for the last makeup class session in July. It was also good for the photo shoot as we had a variety of different daylight situations to work in. Here is Sage from Major Models in one of the many settings in a dress from www.janewilsonmarquis.com hair by Almog and styling by Sylvie Holden and Gaby Garcia.