Friday, March 28, 2008

Perfume lV, An Evening Out Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

The history of perfume began in antiquity. The word perfume used today to describe scented mixtures, derives from the Latin "per fume", meaning through smoke. Perfumery, or the art of making perfumes, began in ancient Egypt but was developed and further refined by the Romans and the Arabs. Although perfume and perfumery also existed in East Asia, much of its fragrances are incense based. And so they say. I'm not familiar about the way it's made, but I love the scents. When painting the perfume bottles, even though they are closed you can still smell the fragrance. It just adds to the experience. I'm forever intrigued by the glass.
6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. $100.00

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