I'm always a little embarrassed by the number of products I buy to enhance my appearance. Considering the size of the cosmetics industry, I guess I'm not alone in my search for the perfect color. The circular mirror is almost like a target framing the focal point in the composition. I like to paint reflections, but I think this is the first time I've incorporated a mirror in a still life. The painting with the faded rose is a nod to the "vanitas" theme of 17th-century Dutch paintings.
"Vanity — Nail Polish", 8"x 8", oil on linen, Sold
|"Vanity — Lipstick", 8"x 8", oil on linen, Sold|
|"Vanity — Faded Rose", 8"x 8", oil on linen, Sold|