Artwork for Petulia

February 14, 2010

I've been very unhappy with my classic movie artwork lately -- it's basically just been plain old pencil drawings of glamour shots or outline-style pop art paintings. I've wanted to do something really different for a while and finally came up with something I like.

This is mixed media and actually ended up taking me much more time, and was a lot harder, than the art I'm used to doing but I love the outcome so much!! I think it's completely different from anything I've done before, and it finally gives me the opportunity to combine classic movies with REAL art. Not that my sketches weren't real art, but I just feel like I'd be comfortable submitting this style to galleries, and I wouldn't have with my other artwork.

Sorry, I'm just so excited about this! I want to go do another one now! I have another screenshot from Petulia picked out. I still haven't titled this yet, but I'm working on it..


Millie said...

Oh. My. Gosh.


You are soo talented Kate. Not even kidding.

I'm speechless.


NoirGirl said...

WOW! This a brilliant idea! I'm loving this vintagey style. It has the look of a collage with paint.

Petulia was color right? It would be really neat to try this with some b&w screenshots, esp some with a great pattern somewhere. Kinda gives a whole new life to the films!

Go, Kate, Go! YAY for you! :D

NoirGirl said...

Ooh I just went and compared your painting with the screenshot. I really like that crack you added! Even more vintage realness!

Terence Towles Canote said...

This is so great. I still think you are so very talented!

CagneyFan said...

Wow. This is fabulous. You did a fantastic job, and I love the vintagey, otherworldy look it has. You are so gifted with creativity and artistic talent.

Me, eh, I got nuttin'. :)

Elizabeth said...

WOW Kate! It looks absolutely stunning!

Ginger Ingenue said...

I love it!

But when you say 'mixed media', what does that mean?

Like a screenshot, colorized??

Whatever it is, it looks great, Kate!

I'm glad you're excited. :)


Love that green dress...

Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

This is exquisite. On to those galleries.

Tom said...

Very nice! This woman in your piece looks so much like Audrey Hepburn to me. This is a scene from "Petulia"? Hmm. I guess I'll have to see the movie.