My friend Carrie Knapp has a beautiful mid-century home in California, and with it came the quintessential pink bathroom! She and her husband got inspired to keep the perfectly good tile when they were doing some remodeling, and had fun embracing their “Mamie Eisenhower” pink room, so fashionable 60 years ago. (Check out Save the Pink Bathrooms!)
They picked up a vintage poster while traveling, and needed another piece of art that would keep the retro vibe going, make that pink work, and complete the whole room. We looked at other vintage posters, but none were just right…. so I said “I’ll paint one for you!”
So that’s the long story of how I ended up painting this vintage-style “poster” for my dear friend’s “new” pink bathroom!
I shipped it off yesterday!Here are a few images of the painting as I worked on it. You might notice the disembodied pair of legs that are so charming on a small magazine cover… well, they really creeped me out in a large painting, so you can see what I did…..
Here’s a little detail. That’s it! It was SO much fun to paint! Dames de la mer!