Woman in YellowMalia Pettit
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
30 " h x 24 " w x 1.5 " d |4 lbs. 1 oz.
Part of Malia's signature series of fashion portraits. The bright yellow sweater and red pumps pack a punch against the painterly flat background. "The subject's direct gaze both challenges and seduces the viewer into her world," says Malia. "It's a simple, sexy composition."
Malia Pettit sees her artistic process as an act of “liberating the paint” and “allowing for the unexpected to occur.” Her portraits of women stem from a fascination with glossy magazines and their portrayal of models, actors and celebrities. Her work has been especially influenced by Chantal Joffe and John Singer Sargent. She currently lives in California after having lived in England for ten years. When she’s not painting, she is a full-time mom and enjoys exploring estate sales, antique stores and used bookstores.