Why can't there be more people like Audrey Hepburn in the world? She was beautiful inside and out!
She is inspiring too! With times changing, she was an image not to be forgotten. One word....CLASS!
I thought of her the day I bought this dresser and brought it into my home.
It had a 1950's feel with the square, flat look and peg legs.
But I was perplexed with how I would transform this piece. As an artist, I don't really like doing things the same. It gets hard when you are painting a lot of furniture. I sometimes ponder at it way too long.
This was one of those times...
I decided to go with a chevron print since I hadn't done that yet but it seemed like so many have, so I started thinking outside the box again.
If you follow me I tend to stray away from the norm. Sometimes good Sometimes bad I don't know.
What I do know is I have to feel it! My art is all about the way I feel at the moment.
So when I decided to go with color, I thought Tiffany Blue and Black.
The colors are striking together. It also keeps the 50"s feel I was going for.
I sat in my living room staring at it for a day and decided to hand paint a figure on it. It couldn't be any figure. It had to go with the feel of the piece.
I thought of the movie Breakfast at Tiffanys. I guess because of the color. Audrey Hepburn had to be the one I painted.
This decision wasn't easy. Painting a face of someone popular is hard because it has to be just right.
So I chickened out. I did. I am not proud of that. Till the next day.
I waited till the next morning and jumped into it thinking I could always paint over it.
I have to say it was hard to do. I think it was because I wanted it to look perfect.
It wasn't perfect but I loved the way it came out. No painting over it! Yipee!
It was hard to paint the image with the drawers at a curve. I don't think it mattered because you are drawn into her eyes.
It changed it from an ugly before.... to a 50's Mod after!