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Purple Arum

Lipstick painting of arum lily

Arum lily painted in lipstick

Earlier today I spotted some unusual arum lilies at one of Johannesburg’s best-known fruit and flower shops, and thought I’d tackle them with lipstick. The finished work reminds me a little of the paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe.

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My favourite painting

Dying Rose

I waited for this rose to start going brown and brittle before tackling it. The risk with using lipstick is the potential for kitsch. Lipstick, of course, is associated with beauty, as are roses, so there’s a certain irony here – the rose rendered at the point at which it would have been thrown away.

I won a prize in a green art competition sponsored by one of our clients for this painting – the painting is on recycled mount board, and I use a mixture of new and used lipstick donated to me.

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So, I paint with lipstick.

One of my Adam apples

I’ve been painting with lipstick since 2002. I started with roses, peppers and apples (which are always titled either “Adam” or “Eve” for fairly obvious reasons); since then I’ve experimented with abstract as well as skulls and mixed media. The painting in the picture dates from 2010.

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