Fund for Women Donation 2018
16x20" Make-up Painting
This year I donated one of my Make-Up Paintings to the Fund for Women 2018 Fundraiser. They are now in the 10th year and I am a charter member. They give grants to women in need in our area. Here the link if you would like to see what they do: http://www.ffwst.org/history/
Here is the blurb I gave them to go with it:
"Layers" painting is 16 x 20 inches framed, and is a painting of the atmospheric layers we often see around here when the fog is lifting over the hills and the lakes, as happened one morning when I was driving back from Keuka Lake to Corning in the summer a few years ago.
The painting is done with eye make-up, Bobbi Brown, to be specific. I have been making "Make-Up" paintings now for about 5 years. They started one day when I was supposed to throw away my old Bobbi Brown make-up and decided to "play" with it instead. I apply the warms and cool eye shadows with water using brushes on watercolor paper. The result is a soft monochromatic painting, somewhat reminiscent of old engravings. (Which doesn't fade, and is archival, in case people are wondering. I think it is because Bobbi Brown uses pretty much all natural products, like clays, for her eye make-up. )
It sold to one of my favorite people!