Art of the Week: Beauty Veiled

Beatrice Doone-Merena
Boca Raton Branch NLAPW
“Beauty Veiled”
Oil on Canvas


Beatrice Doone-Merena is a contemporary realist artist who has mastered Renaissance oil painting techniques to which she adds her unique contemporary perspective, lively sense of color, and bold compositions.


Doone-Merena was inspired to create a relaxed version of beauty with “Beauty Veiled” by a love of portraits. She wanted to break away and create a fun interpretation of the traditional portrait.


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  1. Sara Etgen-Baker says:

    love her eyes…you captured such a vibrant spirit in them. Captivating!

  2. Her eyes are reminiscent of Keen’s big-eyed girls of the 1960’s!

  3. Charlene Holloway says:

    I love this beautiful artwork of colors that make this model’s complexion standout as a beauty queen! This painting is ‘royalty’ that deserves an A+ from all of us Pen Women!
    Congratulations for showcasing your great artistic talents!

  4. Martyna Burford says:

    I love this!

  5. Tracy Lanum says:

    Wonderful. My favorite is “Above Me.”