"Sisters in Their Nightgowns" by Sharon Tomlinson
Does this painting look familiar? I did some serious coveting when I saw it on Sharon Tomlinson's blog All Norah's Art. Sharon is an extremely talented artist and I've been following along, with interest, as she's worked on a series of "sisters" paintings. When I spotted this one, I fell in love! It arrived today and I opened the box with much anticipation, knowing how beautiful the painting would be.
And hey, what's not to love?! The girls in their nighties are just gorgeous. Sharon does an incredible job with faces and her detail work is genius. The depth of color and texture is exquisite. I've already chosen two favorite girls:
Doesn't this girlie look like a nice sister? One you could reveal all your secrets to and giggle with into the night? I completely overlooked the fact that Sharon had painted butterflies onto the girls nightie collars until I started photographing. Aren't they lovely?
And this one looks like my third grade teacher. Oh no...wait a minute...third grade teacher was Mrs. Hairpuller. It's favorite fourth grade teacher that this girl reminds me of...Miss Hokamp. Don't you love that name? Miss H. was young and single and pretty and oh, so wonderful!
And the most sublime detail of all...the reason I couldn't resist this painting...each girl carries her own divine butterfly (or are they night moths?) each captured in it's own, tiny cage. Beautiful! You can see more of Sharon's wonderful paintings here.