“Toulouse and Egon, Frolicking In Bed, As Women” An Amalee Original.
I started this painting with the desire to paint another soft beautiful painting but something went haywire. I somehow ended up on this time strand where a horrible entertainer became president. So instead of feeling cozy, it made me want to be ironic. I realize it might only be funny to me but as I continue to grabble with loving myself, thats good enough. Thats Good Enough!
As a person, who is a painter, I gets to do what I wants. My favorite painters this week are Toulouse Lautrec and Egon Schiele. The painting was already started as a man and a woman in bed (how boring). So when the unthinkable happened, I realized I was still painting for the approval of other people and had to stop. I changed my favorite painters into women frolicking in bed. I used a self portrait of Egon for the blue headed woman and his drawing style. The red headed woman’s face and boots are from self portraits of Toulouse, and I shortened his lower legs. The perspective is mine or maybe from a picture from the internet, who can say for sure.
The style is kinda a new one and yet pulls elements from my Working Women Series. This series is darker humor with a more calculated criticism of society. While I love this series and I think it is brilliant, it is also a bit too depressing to always be critical. Here is a sampling of that series.