Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Creation of my latest Derby Chic

First a few sketches on tracing paper, with
emphasis on a large and fancy derby hat.

Next, I copied articles and newspaper headlines from previous derby races.

Using Golden's Gel Medium, I collaged dozens of 
vintage pages with derby quotes and derby related articles,
all over an 18" x 24" canvas.

Next, I used various models from magazines as my 
inspiration for hat and face. 

I polled my Facebook friends for suggestions on the
hat color decision. I needed help to decide if Derby 
Chic's hat should be black, red or pink.  
Most suggested hot pink.

Framing and finishing touches were added by cute guy in 
Hobby Lobby's frame center.

PRICE: $700

GG's Derby Chic, additional Derby Diva originals and prints, 
can be purchased here:
or here:

Purchase GG's Derby Chic posters or framed prints here:

GG's 12 x 12 original on tile: $125
hand-painted, "functional art trivet" featuring: It's Complicated Livin' in Kentucky", will also be for sale. 

Buy GG's Derby T-shirts here: It's Complicated ~ Livin' in Kentucky

1 comment:

scott davidson said...

What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is
also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee,

The image can be seen at who can supply you with a canvas print of it.