Thursday, March 22, 2012

Faces of My Not-So-Far Future?


I've been playing with this little painting on and off for a week, and may still go back to tweak some parts of the ladies' swimming suits.  I found a public domain photo from what looked like the 1960s, cropped and played with it, and really fell in love with these three sassy women.  I kept thinking they reminded me of my aunt's water aerobics classes that she's led for years.  I have attended water exercise classes, but really, I don't like them much.  Slug that I am, I'd rather sit in the shade outside and watch other people in the water, or maybe just paint them.

I painted this for a miniature show; it's only five by five inches, painted in acrylic on gessoed mat board.  I have a friend who keeps saying these little paintings have potential for being licensed - maybe used on mugs or cups or bags or something. We shall see if that actually happens. 

6 comments:

Judy said...

Oh, I love this-- such wonderful form and motion!! nice one Sherry!!!

Monique said...

I love them too! A cheerful image, and a worthy addition to your collection of small paintings.

JoAnn said...

I love your ladies!!!

The excess signage...it's all about liability. Too many lawsuits.

JOANN

Anns Art said...

This is such a nice painting, and they look so happy.

laura said...

It's fantastic, delightful. I love those ladies, their energy and joy!

Alexander said...

this is a fun picture. great