Thursday, September 8, 2016


Dressed to Kill  Original oil painting  6" X 6"

During this month's challenge, I have been combining Leslie Saeta's "30 Paintings in 30 Days" with Daily Paintworks challenges.  I have to say, a lot of these have been very difficult fits for subjects I enjoy painting.  So, I have been seeking unique ways to depict them...ways that are appealing to me and keep me inspired.

This painting is inspired by "The Skulls and Skeletons" challenge posted on Oct. 19, 3014 by Christine E. S. Code.  I thought it would be fun to dress my skeleton and pose her smoking.  She is "Dressed to Kill" and enjoying the party!  If I had painted a larger piece, she would hold a margarita in her other hand!

I enjoyed playing with color in her skull!  Again, there is a bit of glare in the dark wet paint.  


laurelle cidoncha said...

First thing I thought was, wow, this hits home (my mother dressed in pearls, smoking). Going in another happier direction, unique composition, great use of color, strong painting in small space.

Debra Bryant said...

Thank you Laurelle. :) Yes, it reminds me of my Mom too. She never smoked but posed in a red convertible with a red dress and a cigarette in one of those long holders......and feather boa with large black hat! It was a hoot! Remembering the good times!

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