2011, 53-1/2” x 35-1/2″, sheer flash magenta metallic on specially-prepared metal
Featuring Jesse June
After painting canvas for a while, I felt the desire to return to metal for my next creation. My seventh painting in 2011 was BEAUJOLAIS – also my fourth and final metal artwork creation for that year. This commissioned original artwork features model Jessie June. Beaujolais is a special addition to my “wine art nude” series of paintings inspired by wine and beautiful ladies (a great combination) created on metal. Previous wine art nude paintings include Syrah and Muah!
BEAUJOLAIS was a very special painting and a pleasure to create. My collectors were looking for something unique to adorn the wall over the fireplace in their great room. I selected the perfect model and scheduled a photo shoot in the very great room in which the painting was to hang. Turning their living space into a photography studio was a lot of fun for everyone involved. I presented my collectors with a number of options and colors. Over the next two months, I created Beaujolais in my studio. Once the painting was complete, my collectors planned a delightful unveiling party for their friends and family. We served Beaujolais wine and enjoyed a lovely spread of hor d’oerves. The video of the creation process played in the background. It was a celebration of art and beauty – a memorable event and a very satisfying project with which I am very pleased to include among my body of work.
Model: Jessi June
• September 2012 – ModelsMania Magazine, The Artist and the Interview
• Beaujolais Video
Private collection, Henderson, NV