Waiting to be Kissed is an small acrylic painting on canvas that was featured in the GAIF international exhibit in Seoul, South Korea, and was feature in this post. Waiting to be Kissed is a portrait of a model named Nicole that posed for several artists at the Flat Iron Arts Building in Chicago, IL. Nicole is a beautiful woman with delicate features, and in this portrait she carries an look of anticipation as if she is inhaling a nervous breath as she gazes over her shoulder. This painting uses a lot of warm paints that contrast against light and dark pthalo greens. What is unusual and counterintuitive about this color scheme is that it is the cool colors, the pthalo greens, that grab your attention and not the bright reds, oranges, and pinks. I think this is due to how the human sensibility finds warm colors to be more natural in skin tones, and it is the abnormality of the greens that strikes the viewer.
The original piece is 8 inches by 10 inches acrylic painting ready to hang with an attached hanging wire. The prints do not come framed.