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’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, entitled, ‘Girl with the felt hat’ for obvious reasons.
This is an original acrylic painting of an Art Deco Bust I bought at an antique fair recently. The bust is attributed to the Glasgow School of Art from around 1930. It sits in my kitchen and makes me smile every time I set eyes on it, such a simple enigmatic beauty. I almost painted it with a tear falling from it’s eye but in the end decided against it.