Say Cheese

24.00"W x 21.00"H x 0.1"D

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Laura Makinen


Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: white, black, photograph, vintage, women, group, mixed-media, figurative, oil, painting, monochromatic

Media: canvas, gesso, marker, linseed oil, oil, paint, wood

Size: 24"W x 21"H x 0.1"D

Year Created: 2018

The source of this image is a vintage black and white photograph I found at a flea market. It depicts a large group of women and one child posing for a photograph. What drew me to make this into a painting is all of the various interesting expressions on the women's faces. It was a real challenge and joy to depict accurately the variety of their expressions.

Laura Makinen was born (1980) and raised in the city of Chicago. Art and music have been instrumental throughout her life. At Grinnell College, while pursuing a degree in Religious Studies, Laura took began a serious love affair with painting. After finishing her first degree, Laura completed a BFA in Painting at the Massachusetts College of Art and subsequently moved to San Francisco. Although she fell in love with the Bay Area, Laura is currently residing with her family back home in Chicago, where she recently completed a yoga teacher training and is painting up a storm. Over the years, she has created a significant body of both figurative and abstract work, and has participated in group shows throughout the United States.

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