Cure For The Mean Reds: Sarah Ashley Longshore

16 Aug

Today, I have a case of the mean reds.  If you know what that means, you’re awesome.  If you don’t know what that means, you need to watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s asap.  Holly Golightly’s cure for the mean reds is to get in a cab and go to Tiffany’s.  Well, there is nothing even closely resembling a Tiffany’s here in Aberdeen.  It wouldn’t be my happy place anyway.  Anthropologie would be more like it, but there’s nothing like one of those here either.  So today, I’m trying to cure the mean reds by enjoying some artwork featuring Miss Golightly herself, the fabulous Audrey Hepburn.  Yes, I know I’ve already done a feature on Sarah Ashley Longshore’s Audreys. But she’s been busy painting some new ones, so I think they deserve a second look.  And a third and fourth look.  Really, as long as she’s painting them, they’ll be showing up here.

Now that is all the chatting I feel up to today.  Enjoy Sarah’s Hepburns.  Don’t be surprised if you’re suddenly seized by the urge to put on a little black dress and pearls.

Mariposa, acrylic on canvas with high-gloss resin, 60x72

Audrey With Peacock, acrylic on canvas with high-gloss resin, 48x72

Audrey Underwater With Goldfish, acrylic on canvas with high-gloss resin, 24x24

Audrey Rojo, acrylic on canvas with high-gloss resin, 24x24

You can see more of Sarah Ashley Longshore’s work on her website or by visiting the Gallery Orange website, her representation in New Orleans.

5 Responses to “Cure For The Mean Reds: Sarah Ashley Longshore”

  1. chicquero August 16, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    love the first one

  2. Joyce Gabiou August 16, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    Thought I enjoyed these before. Love Audrey H. & Breakfast at Tiffanys. Did you know Gloria Steinem bleached her hair ala Audrey in B at T? She was on last night on HBO (Gloria, that is). My hero. You’re probably too young tho.
    Thanks for reminding me about the “mean reds” too.

    Joyce

    • Lesley August 16, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

      Glad you enjoyed them, Joyce! I am in love with this artist’s work.. look for more variety to come from her during artsyFASHION Week in September. I didn’t know that about Gloria Steinhem. I’m a bit too young to remember her first hand, but am definitely a fan of her way of thinking. Saw her on The Colbert Report the other night and she was great. I’ll try to catch her documentary online.

      • Joyce Gabiou August 16, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

        Great!
        I’m going to post a painting on FB caled “Gloria Who”. It’s a collage after an article in “Skirt” a couple years ago, written about the new generation that hardly remembers all she and her sisters have done for us.

        • Lesley August 16, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

          Looking forward to seeing it!

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