Small Escape Act

Houdini art, circus painting, gold leaf text, dancing girl with feather head dress
Small Escape Act

Created as 7 panels, some available individually.

circus girl dancer, intense colorful painting of young girl with feather plumes, portrait of young dancer
Small Escape Act – O

Oil painting on canvas, gold leaf, oil sticks
2010
9 x 12 inches

Intense colorful painting of young girl with feather plumes. I had just seen a fantastic film on Alice Neel and was sort of channeling her in this one. I love Alice Neel’s work, so direct, honest and vigorous.

Pop art portrait of young girl in pink and turquoise. circus girl, dancing girl with black feather plume in hair

Small Escape Act – H

Oil painting on canvas, gold leaf, oil sticks
2010
7 panels, each 9 x 12 inches

Pop art portrait of young girl in pink and turquoise.

I set out to play around and explore a different approach in each panel and this 7 panel format was just perfect for that. This juicy one was done mostly with a nice little wedge palette knife.

The letters spell Houdini, the great escape artist. The young dancer will soon be escaping from her childhood and slipping towards adulthood.

dancing girl with feathers in hair, feather headdress, plumes in hair
Small Escape Act – N

Oil painting on canvas, gold leaf, oil sticks
2010
9 x 12 inches

Dancing girl with feathers in hair.

dancing girl with headdress, expressive oil painting, Paula O'Brien artist painter painting
Small Escape Act – I

Oil painting on canvas, gold leaf, oil sticks
2010
9 x 12 inches

Expressive oil painting of dancing girl with feather plumes on headdress.


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