Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Homage to Lilly P

While working on my new contemporary figure series, I finished this piece...

"Homage to Lilly P." 24 x 24 gallery wrapped canvas

Cropped version of "Homage to Lilly P."

Lots of wonderful texture on this piece created with acrylics and gels.  I also included acrylic skins on the focal point flower.

My inspiration was Lilly Pulitzer.  She was quite well known for her "preppy Palm Beach" style.  Bright pinks and greens are her trademark.

According to Wikipedia:  "Lilly and husband Peter Pulitzer settled in Palm Beach, Florida, shortly after their marriage. Peter owned several Florida citrus orange groves, and with produce from the groves Lilly opened a juice stand on Via Mizner, just off Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. In the course of working at the juice stand, Lilly found that squeezing juice made a mess of her clothes. Seeking to camouflage the juice stains, she designed a sleeveless shift dress made of bright, colorful printed cotton. She found that customers loved her dress, so she produced more in order to sell them at her juice stand. Eventually, she was selling more dresses than juice, and decided to focus on designing and selling what had become known as her "Lillys".[4]"     Who knew?

This piece will be raffled off at:

Delray Beach Club
2001 S. Ocean Blvd
Delray Beach, FL 
Wed, Oct 9, 2013  7 - 9 pm

RSVP or enter to win raffle prizes at
Benefiting Achievement Centers for Children & Families.

See you there!


  1. Very pretty. I love the bright colors and texture

  2. Wonderful textures! I love the drips too...

  3. Totally awesome and love the drips too. Happy PPF.

  4. Amazing bright colors. :) I love it!