"After Casey" was inspired by a photo of one my favorite retro instagrammers and clients. In real life she bought a cashmere coat from me but obviously here she has no need of wool!
Her portrait hat sets off her stylized hairdo of vintage ephemera, mostly music and mid century school workbooks.
This painting was wrought with both brush and palette knife, painted and varnished with acrylic paint.
If you look closer you will see that both her stylish cat eye sunglasses and her beautiful lip color are embroidered.
The embroidery is hand done through the canvas with a patient eye and poked fingertips.
"After Casey" was painted on a sturdy gallery wrapped canvas with painted edges so it can be hung unframed or framed as you desire.
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This painting is one that was to be presented as part of the show "Neridas - Daughters of the Sea" for the month of May at Arts on Main in Gloucester , VA. COVID-19 had rendered that unsafe so I am presenting the collection to you here. I hope you enjoy it!
Happily Art on Main Gallery has offered me September as an alternative date and I am working on a different body of work for that show.
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This name derives from the Ancient Greek “Niriis (Νηρηΐς) Niriides (Νηρηΐδες)”. The Nereids are sea nymphs (female spirits of sea waters), the fifty daughters of Nereus and Doris, sisters to Nerites. They were distinct from the mermaid-like Sirens. They often accompany Poseidon and can be friendly and helpful to sailors fighting perilous storms. This name is also linked to “Nereus”, from the Ancient Greek “neros (νηρος) Nereus / Niiréas (Νηρεύς / Νηρέας)”, meaning “water, liquid, aquatic”. Nereus was the eldest son of Pontus and Gaia a Titan who with Doris fathered the Nereids, with whom Nereus lived in the Aegean Sea. The largest Mediterranean underwater sea cave yet found, lying northwest of Sardinia, was named by the discoverers, the Nereo Cave, in honor of this mythological figure. Source: Name Doctor
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