This painting came about after a comment during a lecture by Keith Palmer about ‘meaning’ in paintings. This floated around my subconscious for a while until I saw a very good painting by a lady called Sharon in an art group I attend. Seeing that painting and hearing Keith’s words in my mind, caused me to seek an image to paint and I came across a version of this. I suppose it would be termed symbolism and whilst I know what I set out for the painting to say, I will leave the viewer to decide for themselves the meaning I attempted to paint into the finished item. I would certainly be interested in any interpretations.
I came across a photograph of this image and was taken on the great foresight of the photographer to come up with the composition and was determined to try and capture the look of her eye in paint.
This is the third and final painting I will do of Louise Brooks. I hope I have managed to do her beauty, justice. This is painted from a black and white photo, which I have tried to give life to with the addition of colour. Not sure what her actual eye colour was but if I am wrong then kindly forgive my artistic licence.
Another original acrylic painting of the stunning actress Louise Brooks.
‘Angel of the north’ is another painting of Alice, wedged between two of the ribs of the magnificent Angel and gazing up at who knows what.
I’m not sure where I came across this image of Louise Brooks, but she really is a stunner. She seems very much like a flapper from the 20’s or 30’s and yet is of this time. Art Deco and yet modern.
An original acrylic painting of Alice at prayer.