Thursday, August 5, 2010

VANITY SOLD


I LOVE 'girl' things like lipstick, perfume, nail polish bottles, and pretty little compact cases. In this painting I was working for limited strokes. I would lay down the paint and leave it without manipulating it in any way.
6X6 inches
oil
Raymar canvas panel (Archival)

14 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Very nicely done, Linda. I'll borrow the red nail polish for my toes............

Judy holder said...

Great energy created with your clean lively brush work and I love the simple shapes that work together to create a whole composition.

Marian Fortunati said...

Very nice... reminds me of Peggy Kroll Roberts' work. Light loose and FUN!!!

Virginia Floyd said...

Good job! That is a difficult task, but I think you handled it well. The urge to go back and rework a stroke can be overpowering! A very pleasing painting with so few strokes!

Gwen Bell said...

One of the things I love so much about your work is your efficiency of strokes and this one is soooo good! That red bottle pulls everything together so beautifully and makes such an interesting reflection in the lipstick tube. Love it!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

This is a fun subject and the simplicity of the shapes is very appealing. Of course, the red polish really holds it together. I am sure it won't last long on your Etsy site.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

love love, love this...have been working on that economy of brushstoke issue myself. Love the palette here too.

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

Did tons of nail polish about 2 yrs ago, loved them then, love them now. The shades and tones are great not only on our nails right. Love this piece!!!

Kelley Sanford said...

Those limited strokes really work. Love the painting.

Kim Blair said...

Hi Linda:
I am trying again to post a comment to you. Sure hope this time it works for me.
Love you nail polish bottles! I have always wanted to try painting them, and now I have 'polish envy'.
Nice work.
Kim

Polly Jones said...

Such simple brushstrokes and yet it all adds up to a really interesting treatment of space. I loove this one!

mary maxam said...

love these thick brushstokes- and I've been wanting to paint nail polish bottles-this inspires me!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Fresh!!

Janice said...

A wonderful painting!