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.


  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!

  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!

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

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