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An American Girl

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An American Girl

Feeling a little of the red, white and blue inspiration on this one, for the 4th of July.

I am not much of a nationalist or one to expound patriotism, these concepts seem only to divide people, much like harping on different races. We are all one and should embrace ways to unity. The pensive expression on my girl and the way she looks off to the side in thought – may imply she is not so happy with the state of America lately and hopes for a better future.

However, I do love Tom Petty, fireworks, barbecues and the festive colors of flags.

“Well she was an American girl
Raised on promises
She couldn’t help thinkin’ that there
Was a little more to life
Somewhere else…”

Title: “An American Girl”

Size: 9″ x 12″

Medium: Gouache on wood, varnished

American Girl by Patrushka detail

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Lady Simone

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A portrait inspired by a woman named Simone, her beauty, her favorite flower – a peony, and her favorite color – mint green. Embellished with vintage design, fashion and the Day of the Dead. And as usual the wood grain playing within the flesh…

Title: Lady Simone

Size: 12″ x 16″

Medium: Gouache on wood panel, varnished

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The Passenger

Iggy Pop Passenger - PatrushkaWEB 

  

 Title:  The Passenger (Iggy Pop)

 Size:  10″ x 14″

  Medium:  Gouache On Wood (varnished)

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The Day of the Geisha

 The Day Of The Geisha - Patrushka
 
Title: The Day of the Geisha
Size: 19″ x 23″ oval
Medium: Oil on wood
 
Day Of The Geisha-Detail-Patrushka
 

Geisha – The word consists of two kanji, 芸 (gei) meaning “art” and 者 (sha) meaning “person” or “doer”.

The most literal translation of geisha into English would be “artist,” “performing artist,” or “artisan.”

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Saint Laura

Title: Saint Laura, of the Order of the Twin Peaks

(Laura Palmer)

Twin Peaks is an American television serial drama created by David Lynch and Mark Frost. The series follows the investigation headed by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper of the murder of a popular teenager and homecoming queen, Laura Palmer. She was found dead, wrapped in plastic.

Medium: Oil on wood

Size: 20″ x 19″

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