Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Unknown woman, lost in thought


Months and months ago, a friend on Flickr was very kind and sent a whole slew of wonderful vintage photos including a slide of a very beautiful woman sitting in what appears to be a hotel room.  It could be a bedroom but it is so devoid of personal belongings that I don't believe it is a permanent residence.  Nothing is known about the woman and I put off painting her for a long time because I knew I would never be able to paint her as beautiful as she in in the photograph, but I at least tried to capture the mood.

Here is the photo that inspired this piece.


7 comments:

Elizabeth Bauman said...

She's lovely!! You totally captured the mood and more.

Carole said...

What a great painting of a great photo! I like everything about it.

Iva said...

great! I like it!

whosjaja/claudia said...

thank you for sharing your amazing work, your art is impressive ad inspiring!

Ann said...

Your rendition is beautiful. I like the mystery of it. I just watched a documentary on Alice Neel. This portrait reminds me of some of her work.

sheila said...

hi V, just roaming through your site and I must have missed this post and it's so amazing! What a lovely lovely image to work from and I love this piece so much. I am almost done painting the house and Geoff and I can't wait to hang our art up and I will send you a picture of her displayed when we do. x I'm so thrilled to have your work in my home.

vivienne strauss said...

Thank you Sheila! I'm glad to be in your home :)