Genie in a Bottle
"Genie in a Bottle" is an 8x8x1 inch original mixed media painting on cradled wood panel. Wired to hang without a frame and signed and titled on reverse. This painting also comes with a roll of my new "Love Struck, Baby" washi tape.
This painting is inspired by the 1999 top hit song titled, "Genie in a Bottle" by Christina Aguilera. This is a very special painting to me for several reasons. First of all, I woke up the morning I painted it with this song in my head. Then when I researched top Billboard 100 hits of 1999 as I always do for my Top 40 Series, there was "Genie in a Bottle" at #7! Clearly this would be the song to illustrate for 1999!
The piece is also special because I painted it using my brand new "Love Struck, Baby" washi tape! It was interesting and quite freeing to use the tape for the main characters in the painting and then to weave other handmade papers, media and colors around them to fulfill the theme. I had so much fun using the tape, that I am including a FREE ROLL of WASHI TAPE along with this original painting. Maybe it will also inspire you to let your own creative 'genie' out of the 'bottle!'