Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Show Girls

Following the Toulouse inspiration from yesterday, I used the foot-light technique to give more intense ilumination to the underside of these sunflowers, creating a theatrical glow... Show Girls kicking up their heels, doing the cancan on stage in Montmartre, Paris. If you saw the movie Moulin Rouge with Nicole Kidman you might remember that she played Jane Avril, a famous French cancan dancer from the end of the 1800's, who lived a colourful, vibrant stage life.

These flirty sunflowers will light up your home with their dramatic presence... all they need is an audience and a wall.

20x16 oil on canvas (needs some drying time)

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