Thursday, May 22, 2008

Audrey Redcoat

More fun with watercolors. This is the sister act to "Black Eyed Susan." It quickly turned into a sampler of watercolor technique, I think the only thing I didn't do was throw salt on it! My favorite part is the variegation in the stockings... I think my next watercolor will be less controlled.

I've been watching Twin Peaks like a madman lately, and it couldn't have come at a better time because the women in that show are perfect models for these lusty ladies of vice. While I conceived of this project a week or so before I began watching the show, I can't help but notice the similarities between to two: a throwback to retro-Americana & mystery. And lots and lots of cigarettes. This one was going to have wilder hair, but I reined it back in as a tribute to Audrey Horne of Horne's department stores.

1 comment:

Tina Vaziri said...

Love her hair, and I'm snickering at you watching Twin Peaks. I watched it senior year and I'm just going to say "wwweeeiiirrddd"!