Monday, August 22, 2016

Under A Lace Umbrella

Click Here To Buy It Now - $100, oil on gessobord, 5x7 inches

This painting idea all started because of a fun lacy umbrella I found at a flea market in California.  My grand daughter who visited this past summer was the model and who did not want to pose for me especially not dressed up, she is 15, posing is definitely not on her "cool" radar.  However I promised a modeling fee and worked fast trying to catch a pose.  Having lots of lacy blouses was not a problem but I had to be imaginative for the skirt, grabbing a lace table cloth and wrapping it around her jeans.  She also was prone to slouching which didn't work with the pose and I had to remind her to sit up; in past times it was not considered lady like to slouch, maybe corsets had a little to do with it (slouch and you can't breath).  Anyway I can't imagine life without jeans!  And corsets, pure torture but didn't the women look good?  

Due to the limitations and inconsistencies of various display monitors, the colors you see on your screen may not be a totally accurate reproduction of the actual painting but I work to get the best likeness possible.

(C) Deborah A. Kirkeeide

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