This painting is part of Nicole Newsted's continuing series of nail polish. "When I left home for art school at age 18, I carried with me only the essentials; my dog, a sleeping bag, a sketchbook, an anatomy reference book, and a Jansport backpack bursting at the seams with nail polish. I never stopped painting them," Nicole muses. This piece is a portrait of a classic Chanel color.

- Nicole Newsted

Red Chanel

Acrylic painting on wood
Natural wood edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front

6" h x 6" w x 1" d
1 lbs. 1 oz.



Nicole Newsted
Jupiter, Florida

Getting to Know Nicole

Nicole Newsted's art celebrates the everyday objects that bring joy into our lives. "I create work for my inner child," she explains. Through thick, strong brushstrokes she also explores the visceral qualities of paint. She usually keeps her confection and candy models around for a while. She's learned that donuts with the most preservatives hold their shape the longest and that jelly beans turn white if left in the sun too long.