Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lacie and Cecile

About a year ago I learned about a contemporary French painter named Cecile Veilhan. I felt an immediate connection with her art to the point that I wondered if she were my long-lost twin sister. I made a board on my Pinterest specifically for her paintings and filled it with my favorites.


painting by Cecile Veilhan



One day I made a quick sketch of me and my sisters and set to work on a painting of my own -- inspired by Cecile Veilhan's style. 


"The Connie Girls" by Lacie Myers 2013


We grew up in the 1970's. No one had a camera with them at all times, ready to capture their children's lives in colorful detail, so it was fun to imagine this picture of my sisters and me -- based on my memories and my love for them both. 

All the information I can find about Cecile is written in French, so I don't know much about the materials she uses or her methods. But... it was fun experimenting with acrylics, oil pastels, and colored pencils to get effects similar to those in her work. 

Hug your sister today!











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