Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Vintage Superhero

I give you my first painting of 2011, created for the upcoming Good vs. EEEEvil! exhibition at Space 242 (opening Jan. 28)! Unsurprisingly, when I first showed it to my husband he was struck by the unusual-for-me color palette. I'm usually drawn to bright colors, but I wanted this piece to have an antique look to it. I based my palette on sepia-toned photographs that were later colorized, and I'm very happy with the results!

I also wanted to mention that her costume was devised while I was watching Easy Virtue. The wardrobe in that movie is to die for!

Don't forget about the giveaway, there's still plenty of time to enter!

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful, Ellen! (forgive if there is another comment from me above, blogger wouldn't let me see what I was typing! haha!). I love the sepia tone look and the city-scape. It reminds me of a combination of Baroness Elsa von Freytag Loringhoven (you must look her up), the episode of I Love Lucy where Ethel and Lucy get stuck on the edge of the building dressed as aliens, and Little Edie. All wonderful things. :)