So… how cool is the painting above? The artist is Femke Hiemstra, a pretty amazing painter of wondrous delight whose latest exhibit opened last week at Roq la Rue in Seattle. Regular visitors to my site will remember how excited I was to discover her work last year when I made my first acquisition of one of her fantastic paintings. And this year… it’s acquisition number two!
The Music Box Song Club is one of 11 new paintings and drawings on exhibit through May 3rd, and it will no doubt find a prominent place in my house once it makes the journey from the Pacific Northwest to Southern California in another few weeks. I absolutely love the way Femke is able to pack so much fine detail and fun into such relatively small paintings. Pretty much every piece in this show is amazing, with many painted on vintage objects such as tin boxes or frames. The Music Box Song Club is painted on a vintage book and floated in a very nice frame.
You can see photos from the opening reception on the Hi Fructose web site, and if you’re quick (before it slips off the home page) you’ll also see The Music Box Song Club nicely positioned on the main page.
Can’t wait to see the new painting for myself in person!