Monday, November 15, 2010

Oldies but Goodies

 
   Always in Vogue © 2010 Amy Hillenbrand
16 x 20 oil on canvas

I love watching the old black and white movies from the 30's and 40's. There is nothing better to do on a rainy day than curl up with a blankie, turn on the movie channel and take in an oldie. I love the glamorous  clothes and shoes and the happy endings. These shoes remind me of those days and  these wonderful shoes are actually mine this time.  I feel like a million bucks when I wear them, but it's just not everyday I'm sporting 5" heels. (Yeah, no, I don't wear them to paint in) They remind me of the old glamor days of Hollywood, so to get just a little more use out of them I thought they could pose with this wonderful book of portraits by the famous photographer Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann. I hope Horst would approve.

5 comments:

  1. Amy, I love the 30's & 40's, too. My favorite era, so romantic, the clothes, the music, the dancing, the formality! Its' wonderful, an your painting says it all!

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  2. I'm telling you, Horst would definitely approve! Are you serious? You don't paint in these? I would. Ahem. Dear girl, this is an amazing piece. Your energy is really focused these days!
    Good luck with 12x12!

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  3. This is absolutely amazing!!! Congratulations! Striking. Bold. Fashionable.
    Really wonderful. So excited to watch you climb!!!

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  4. Absolutely fabulous - really Amy, I just adore everything about it. I had to double-click to see it bigger! Congratulations friend!!

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