Thursday, April 3, 2014

Adeline and Sue on a Thursday in 1935

Adeline and Sue on a Thursday in 1935
Mixed media on 16 x 20 inch cradled panel
click photos to enlarge

As long as this painting took to do it was sheer joy from beginning to end.  I used an old photo of two women and it was dated October 17, 1935, but that is all. So I looked up October 17, 1935, but I couldn't find anything significant about that date other than it was a Thursday, thus the title.  I wonder what the ladies in the photo were doing posing in front of a house on a Thursday.  Having tea? 


As you can see, I did decide to cover up the open area in her dress, but not entirely.  Thank you for your feedback on that.  It really helped.  I added flowers too.


Their faces are painted in oil.  I love doing faces in oil.


I layered and sanded a lot.  You can see some of the scratches from the sanding.  I like that look...kind of aged.


The work is on a cradled 1 1/2 inch deep panel...what a nice substrate to work on.  They are a bit pricey and take up a lot of space to store, so I won't be using them often. 


The art looks so different everywhere you photograph it.  This will be listed on Etsy tomorrow and then I will take it to gallery to hang on my wall there.  I am allowed to do both, which is nice.



Hope you are having an amazing week!

♥ Lisa

18 comments:

  1. Her dress has turned out lovely. I do love the titles you give your paintings and it's lovely seeing the photos that have inspired them. I have always shied away from using oils but perhaps I will give them a try.

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  2. i so LOVE the magic you perform in all your special ways lisa! and what a great old photo! xo oh, and i just LOVE the names you gave your ladies...

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  3. What a nice tribute to the two ladies!!!!
    I really like the feel and colors, Lisa ( =

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  4. Beautiful piece and beautiful inspiration. Thank you for sharing
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  5. Oh Lisa, this is so wonderful! Thank you for sharing the vintage photo that inspired this piece too! You so inspire me as an artist to get out my paints and play!

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  6. Hi, just me again. I had to tell you how much I love the piece on your banner. It looks like you in your garden at home, is it not? I recognized your outdoor table and chairs! Love it!

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  7. Lisa, it turned out amazing! Truly amazing!!! The ladies in the vintage photo are so cute!

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  8. This painting is just wonderful! And I wonder what those two (vintage) ladies were up to on that Thursday so long ago ? ? ?

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  9. I LOVE how you can paint from a photo. And it has your own twist to it. LOVE this my friend. I do hope you have a happy weekend.

    Hugs~

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  10. This has turned out beautifully :) x

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  11. Ah...successful outcome plus sheer joy doing it, makes a piece of work stand out - not only to the viewer, but in the heart of the artist. Don't you wish every piece always went that way?
    Thanks for showing all the different areas. I had a wonderful time admiring them after enlarging.

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  12. Wow Lisa this painting is stunning!!! So full of love put in this one! Those two women have now a new life, hihi.. love that aged look, you have masterd! Not to mention your AMAZING Header..I can´t get my eyes off of it! Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

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  13. such a charming piece and photograph
    i love the cabin as well~

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  14. very original and quirky interpretation of the photo Lisa.
    i like the way you painted the windows and the roof.
    very warm painting.

    and the header!!, just love her expression and the green in this work, beautiful !
    x

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