ZIP IT!

A contemporary mixed medium painting, absolutely SMASHING to see LIFE!

(Unfortunately a picture can never show how it looks in reality)
2nd photo: Excerpt of Louis Vuiton zipper

WHAT I DID:

I added cheese cloth, scraps of archival matte paper, sheet music and many (very thin) layers of gloss medium & varnish (which is still workable after it dries).
These layers softened the plies of the cheese cloth.

This piece has a metal, yet a very soft look.
Main color is black and gold with here and there some red and blue.

I invite you to hoover over the painting with the zoom to see the details.

Momentarily this piece is exhibited in the in the show for Art Instructors at the library of the University of Delaware, Wilmington Campus.

ZIP IT! can be hung horizontally as well as vertically.
My students said: it's either female or masculine.



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37 Comments

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Ron Halfant 20 Jul 2015

beautiful

George Wallis 20 Dec 2014

awesome colors and textures, very cool work

John Cappello 08 Mar 2012

SUPER WORK YOU ARE AN AWESOME ARTIST

steve kearney 02 Feb 2012

I found the zippeer using the zoom function! It's a marvelous mixtuure of textures!

Artist Reply: Thank you Steve!

surekha rao 05 Jan 2012

Absolutely amazing, Olga! Just great!!

Miles Baker 21 Dec 2011

love it-my pod!

Artist Reply: Wow, my friend..... That's an honor!!! It's not an easy piece of art so I'm thrilled you like it that much.... Love, Light and Peace, Olga

Julia Scorupsky 21 Dec 2011

Whatever the techniques - the result is gorgeous! Very beautiful, congrats!

Artist Reply: Thank you for your kind reflection on my painting, Julia! It's still in the show of the university of Delaware! --Love, Light and Peace, Olga

Nira Dabush 14 Dec 2011

GREAT TITLE TO FIT THIS.

Sigridur Bachmann 14 Dec 2011

WOW ! Such a beautiful and colorful work ! Very striking and great colors and combination !

Tabitha 13 Dec 2011

so moving and great texture work.

Alberto D'Assumpcao 12 Dec 2011

Fantastic composition, textures and colours, dear Olga!!!

Joan Wulff 11 Dec 2011

Beautiful colors and composition!

Jan van Baarle 11 Dec 2011

Gaaf!

Sandra McClure 09 Dec 2011

Wonderful texture and movement Olga

José Fortunato 09 Dec 2011

Wonderful !

KC CHANG 08 Dec 2011

GREAT!

Brenda Loveless 08 Dec 2011

fantastic creation...if I ignore the zipper, there are horses running through it~

Marika Seprenyi (Antal) 08 Dec 2011

you are creative person!!

Anonymous Guest 08 Dec 2011

very expressive interpretation dominique

metin topa 08 Dec 2011

this is really a very contemporary art work..a unique work..

Nelly van Nieuwenhuijzen 08 Dec 2011

shining androgyn BEAUTY!

marie-claire gallet 08 Dec 2011

WOW, what a creativity Olga !!!!! Very amazing zip inlaid in an absolutely incredible texture !!! Love both versions, but my preference goes to the vertical one !

Anonymous Guest 08 Dec 2011

Great French Fashion House!!!,Dee :)

Thom Roslan 08 Dec 2011

Exquisite Artwork Olga......There is so much to sEE underneath the layers.....This is going to be one of my "FAV'S"! Do we see a series based on this creation ? I hope so !

Artist Reply: Absolutely!

DEE JOBES PHOTOGRAPHY 08 Dec 2011

Wow,genius artwork,my Friend!!!Gold or Brass Zippers for fashion wallets or handbags!!!Smashingly GORGEOUS!!!Great Artistry!!! My Pic of the Day!!!,Dee&David :):)

Artist Reply: Ahhhwww. Dee darling, thank you so much!! It's quite an honor! Love and Light, Olga

ruth sears 07 Dec 2011

This is stunningly beautiful,it is amazing with the metallics and the textured aspect to it,very creative work.

Aqua1955 07 Dec 2011

It's great as concept an visualization Olga. My pic of the day!

Artist Reply: WOW... Thank you Ben, what an honor to be your POD! Love and Light, Olga

Bev Chudey 07 Dec 2011

Super work Olga!

LouAnn Knight 07 Dec 2011

hmmm this one eludes me.. I did find the zipper as I scanned across the painting. The bottom portion of the painting is more to my likeing.. It's more intense and I really like it!

Sharon Gonzalez 07 Dec 2011

AWESOME TEXTURES, OLGA. STUNNING PAINTING.

Anneke Hut 07 Dec 2011

Schitterend schilderij, Olga! De rits lijkt op een versteend beestje. Wat een geweldig idee met die sleutels! Weer zeer inspirerend!

Anonymous Guest 07 Dec 2011

Just wonderfully tactile Olga (Ann Fawssett Atkin)

Angelina Whittaker Cook 07 Dec 2011

Fantastic work Olga!

Frank Maguire 07 Dec 2011

That was me Olga forgot me key to the front door and then Artwanted get anonymous with me. but I STILL LOVE YOUR PAINTING.

Artist Reply: As usual you crack me up Frank, and I think you're one of the few serious "critique artists" of Artwanted who always make the artist's day! Love and Light and Laughter, OLGA

Anonymous Guest 07 Dec 2011

I love this Olga and I give you top remarks for making it. It invites touch and retouch and licking and then making love to somebody.

Jerry Lee Cline 07 Dec 2011

Amazing Work Olga, Jerry Lee

Izabella Pavlushko 07 Dec 2011

Fantastic painting, Olga ! I love both, but it seems to me that vertical direction gives more dynamism ! My POD !

Artist Reply: The vertical direction is my preference too, Iza! Thank you so much for critiquing!! And thanks for the honor of your POD! Love and Light, Olga