Famous Paintings on your Back!

I’m following this artist in New York named Hansel and her business is hanselclothing.com on Instagram. I love her work. I reached out to her and asked a few questions. I told her I was going to try to do the same. So I went looking for slightly used denim jackets ( I believe in recycling) and began painting.

I’m grabbing only women’s jackets and in a variety of sizes. I’m off to a good start. This is my winter project. They are available for purchase now or in the spring at the Wood Station in Ocnomowoc.

I am always asked if the garment can be washed. Yes. Turn the jacket wrong side out on gentle cycle. Don’t put in the dryer let it line dry. Do not iron directly on the painted area.

I have added a hand painted (yes by me) wood disk that serves as a gift tag. Just a fun little extra, plus a card on the bio of the artist and the painting that is on the back.

Jackets are available for $85. If interested or have questions leave me a message.

Pyramid of Skulls by Cezanne size medium
Young Lady with Gloves by Tamara De Lempicka size large
Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh size 1X

Girl with a Pearl by Johannes Vermeer size 2

Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli size 2
Dancer Tilting by Edgar Degas size 1X

Long Winter

I fear it will be a long winter. Winters are not as bad for me as they once were. Before I retired weather played no factor in whether I went to work or not. I always drove in the elements. Driving in bad weather was part of the job.

But that was a different time and now I have a great deal of less stress in my life. At least that was the case before Covid. Once the weather warmed up this past spring I meet with my friends in parks, driveways and in garages at least once a week. We brought our chairs, coffee snd talked about our lives. I valued each time we were together. Yet in the back of my mind thoughts of cold and snow would make these get togethers come to an end.

I told myself I needed a project for my upcoming winter hibernation. I need several projects to keep me busy until spring. So I decided to paint the paintings of the masters. I would paint on the back of denim jackets. Jackets of all sizes as long as they are denim. This could be a lot of fun. I hope I can these wearable pieces of art.

And so I began. This first jacket is a woman’s medium. I painted “The Girl with the Pearl Earring” originally done by Johannes Vermeer in 1665.

Yes it can be washed by hand or in the wash machine on gentle cycle. Line dry and iron only on the areas not painted. Cost $70.

The back
The front
Front pocket detail.
(I added the pearl to tie in with the name of the painting)