Size: 30"W x 40"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
This painting was inspired by an old black and white negative I found depicting a woman standing against a wall and the shadow she cast. Because it is sourced from a negative, the lights and darks are reversed, with the shadow being light and the figure's face being dark. I found the original image very mysterious and evocative, and I felt it deserved a painting. I took creative license with some aspects of the image. It is painted in oil on stretched canvas with a simple, thin black wood frame.
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.