I recently completed this painting of Eartha Delights. It's my 4th official painting of her, though I've drawn and sketched her in charcoal and paint numerous other times. I'm not the best photographer, especially with my larger paintings, so there's still glare and whatnot. Maybe at some point I can hire a photographer!
Eartha is a local burlesque performer, instructor, and costumer. She's currently producing a burlesque gameshow called "Peel of Fortune," leading "Burlesque for all Bodies" classes for seniors and people with limited mobility, and creating featherless boas for vegan performers or others who want the boa effect without the mess/cruelty. She also founded the Kansas City Burlesque Symposium. Busy lady! Check out Eartha's website for more info!
You can see this painting and numerous other paintings and drawings next Friday, October 10th, from 6-9pm at the Hobbs Building Open Studio. The Hobbs Building is open on the 10th from 6-10pm, and the 11th from 1-4pm, but I only plan to participate on Friday evening. There are lots of great artists in the building to check out! I hope you can make it.