Life etc., painting, Vancouver

Naughty, Not Nice

I’m taking part in a group show opening this Friday at the Jem Gallery here in Vancouver. It promises to be great fun with a “Naughty, Not Nice” theme and art that is cash & carry, just in time for your xxxmas shopping. Heehee!

Since my girls tend to be more cute than sexy, it was an interesting challenge. I knew right away I wanted to paint a strong female icon, and give her the Cagey Bee treatment, of course. It ended up being a lot trickier than I would’ve guessed. I settled on the pulp era pinup girl style and came up with this sassy babe:

pinup girl

In the end, I’m really happy with the way she turned out. I’m not sure if she’s instantly recognizable, but I think she captures the sassy spirit of Bettie and the other pinup gals of that era. I’ll be coating her with varnish tonight and then she’s off to the gallery. If you’re in downtown Vancouver, go take a peek!

5th annual Naughty, Not Nice event
Everything naughty.
Opening reception: Friday, November 27th ~ 7-11pm
Runs through December.
Location: #109 – 22 East Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC

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