Saturday, March 15, 2008

Perfume lll, Still Life Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

I thought I would post how the painting looks in a Deco style frame. It's sometimes hard to imagine what the paintings would look like framed. Most all of my paintings are gallery wrapped but can be framed if you like.

With all of the computer generated images that we see daily, it's refreshing to just take objects to a sunny window and paint what you see. This painting took nearly all day to finish, but since I placed the light areas in first I didn't lose the light passages. Even though I now paint almost everything in oil, I painted in watercolor for years. In watercolor the light is the white of the paper and I still follow the "map the light areas first" process.

I have bottles and bottles of perfume, left over from department store visits where I couldn't resist the lure of the perfume ladies spraying the latest scent everywhere. "Oh you have to try this one!" Some scents I never bought again, but some like Paloma Picasso's I wore forever, but just got tired of it one day.

Some women I know wear a signature fragrance and would never think of changing it. I like the unexpected, so now I change them often.

Who could forget the movie "Scent of a Woman?" "Perfume?" (If you haven't seen "Perfume" fasten your seatbelt!)


Diana Moses Botkin said...

Nice painting, Linda! I love the colors and forms.

And that tango scene from "Scent of a Woman" is one of my favorite movie sequences. It's so happy and sad, beautiful and poignant all at the same time.

Linda said...

Thanks Diana, and yes I do remember that tango scene!

David said...

Hi Mom, this looks great!

Linda said...

Thanks David!