Janelle Monáe makes the very best kind-but-stern, sultry librarian, does she not?
24x18x1.5" (painted 2023)
The acrylic painting is done on cradled birch panel with raw wood edges and varnished with a semi-gloss UV protectant coating to resist fading over time.
The Wishbone Book Club badge and Book Nerd button are designed and sold by a local Ottawa business Ifs, Ands, Or Buttons (ifsandorbuttons.ca)
Janelle Monáe Doesn't Believe In Late Fees is part of a series of pop-culture inspired acrylics in bright colours that brought as much joy to paint as they hopefully will bring to collectors who choose to hang them. I love creating that feeling of surprise, a laugh, or smile, in the viewer, by presenting a familiar subject in an unfamiliar or unexpected way.