Thursday, May 13, 2010

Oil Painting "The Shortcut" by Artist NORA KASTEN, / Naples, Florida

"The Shortcut"
Oil painting on linen  (16 x 20 inches)

"This was painted yesterday using three mirrors and painted from life.  Last week-end I took the hair clippers to my hair and clipped away.  Karl's hair is longer than mine now."

The photo below shows my three mirrors.  The one you can only see the back is the tall standing mirror that swivels and is always in back of me as I paint at the easel.  Turning around and looking into that mirror always gives me a fresh look at the painting.

The two mirrors hinged together are 16" x 20" plain framed mirrors from Michael's, bought over seventeen years ago.  Karl put the hinges on for me and all of my self portraits after that have been done using these mirrors.


billspaintingmn said...

What a beautiful woman!
Karl is a lucky man!

Susan Roux said...

Nora I love this! Your haircut is beautiful. I especially like the little wisps on the neckline. So sexy! Did Karl like his new woman?

Glad to see you're painting.

Nora Kasten said...

Bill, you're being kind but I thank you very much. Karl has yet to comment on my haircut.

Nora Kasten said...

Karl hasn't said one word!

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