This painting was created for a client who wanted to express her love and passion for someone. I started out with line work.Then painted the body. Red was added to show how the touch was affecting the body and the senses.
These are old pieces I did when I finally was confident enough to call myself an artist. This series I call the Emperor and King. These pieces celebrate the male body.
I recently visited the 25th year anniversary of Miss Saigon in Londons West End. I knew the songs and everything but never saw the actual performance. After watching it I was completely blown away by the show and talent and was inspired to develop the painting of the two lovers. I tried to express the nature and story of Miss Saigon in the painting and hopefully it shows! I was particularly inspired by the song Sun and Moon. I played the songs as I painted and the reprise was used for painting the female lead and the original version of Sun and Moon and the solo of the lead male ‘Why God why?’ was played when painting Chris (the lead male character.)I’m currently putting together a video of the painting process and I can’t wait to share it with you! 🙂
Acrylic on canvas (24 x 31 inches)
I’ve been reading The Song of Achilles, it’s such a beautiful book, capturing the connection and the development of a relationship between the Greek hero Achilles and Patroclus. The book alone inspired me once again to look into mythology and the idea of Tragedy.
“Chelsea, Veronique, Zora and Yvette are all in their mid-twenties who have been friends since school. They have all reached successful and comfortable positions in their lives. The foursome appear to be happy but their lives have all hit a crossroads, hence the title.
Chelsea Pierre has used her gorgeous looks to help her in life. She decides it’s time to grow up and look after herself. Her new job at a PR company provides her with some lessons about life.
Veronique Marcel is loud and proud of it, she loves being different and indulges in her uniqueness. But what peculiar secret is Veronique hiding from her friends?
Twenty-five year old writer Zora Otieno is newly married and bored. Zora finds a cure for her writer’s block and boredom, but is the danger she encounters worth the thrill?
Yvette Claude is the workaholic who came from humble beginnings to become a successful investment banker. Often teased about putting her career before everything else, has her success come at a costly price?”
– Ella December
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Ella December’s book is now available to purchase as a hardcopy > HERE <
and you can buy the kindle copy > HERE <
To end the Summer 2013 collection. Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 inches.To view the rest of the art from my Summer 2013 Collection inspired by the unsaid thoughts and secret desires, click >HERE<