Lady! Lady! (Maria Bamford)
oil on panel, 8x8"
Lady Dynamite is just the best show on Netflix right now. If you are not familiar with the comedy that is Maria Bamford, stop what you're doing and go watch her.
My dear friend Moises Toledano gave me the inspiration for this work in a recent conversation and I'm thrilled to have such a brilliant friend in and around the studio. Maria Bamford's energy level is something that I strived to meet in this painting, and I think her work /advocacy is faboo.
This painting started out a bit more grotesque, an opportunity for me to practice my open-mouth-smile skills. Kinda funny, but I found myself smiling back at the painting as I was making it. If it released any extra endorphins, I'll take 'em. Below is a slide show of the process.
Ingrid Victoria Wells