oil on panel, 8x8"
A discussion of norms on "behaving sweetly" (and toeing that line between sweet and sour) has come out in my paintings during this 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. The word sweet can refer to a hot fudge sundae or a type of mannerism. Both of these are saccharine moments that I refer to in my paintings with the display of cloyingly sweet trinkets and facial expressions. The use of Japanese charms as still lives speak to a sense of femininity that meets the other portraits at the intersection between real and contrived sweetness.
Ingrid Victoria Wells