Painting Inspired by Niki de Saint Phalle Art

Big Girl Wings

A number of years ago I discovered the art of Niki de Saint Phalle, a French-Swiss painter and sculptor.

She created some colorful, full figured sculptures which I love! Here’s an example:

Niki de Saint Phalle [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Niki de Saint Phalle [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
I had created a few drawings in my sketchbooks over the years inspired by her work.

Then recently I did this painting and I’m pretty sure it was inspired by Niki’s art and my other painting titled She Wanted the Rainbow So She Put Up with the Rain.

Big Girl Wings
“Big Girl Wings,” 14″ x 14″, acrylic on wood panel,
$540, © Lindy Gaskill

Big Girl Wings is short for “She Wanted the Rainbow So She Put
on Her Big Girl Wings and Taught Herself to Fly!”

Then I created this print.

21604-Big-Girl-Wings-low© Lindy Gaskill, “She Wanted the Rainbow So She Put
on Her Big Girl Wings and Taught Herself to Fly!”

Archival paper prints in various sizes can be purchased
in my Etsy Shop
http://etsy.com/shop/artworkbylindy

Enjoy and don’t forget to spread your wings and fly!

~ Lindy

She Wanted the Rainbow and a Rainbow Tattoo

She Wanted the Rainbow print

My painting titled “She Wanted the Rainbow, So She Put Up With The Rain” has inspired a tattoo on a woman who has admired it.

She told me she found the image on Facebook and she was so inspired by it that she got a tattoo of it. She decided she wanted to find me to let me know. So she did a search and found the image which led her to my Facebook page where she was able to contact me.

This is what my original painting looks like. You can find it as a print in my Etsy Shop. I have it as a 5″ x 7″ or an 8″ x 10″ giclee print.

She Wanted the Rainbow

And this is the tattoo.

She Wanted the Rainbow Tattoo

Wow, that’s pretty cool!

She Wanted the Rainbow

We saw a lovely rainbow behind our house the other day.
It was so inspiring and peaceful to look at.

Rainbow behind our house.

Looking at rainbows, reminds me of a Dolly Parton quote…

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.”
– Dolly Parton

and my painting that was inspired by it.

She Wanted the Rainbow Painting

She Wanted the Rainbow Print >

And then, Greg and I, as we were looking at the rainbow, recalled the day that we drove through one.

It was amazing. We were driving in my truck to go downtown. This is when we lived in Bend. We saw a rainbow in the distance and we were admiring it. And then, all of a sudden, we were in the rainbow! It was like a prism. There were thousands of rainbows all around us. And then we drove out the other side! And the rainbow was gone. If we hadn’t both experienced it, no one would believe it! We were in awe. Never had we heard of this happening. It was exhilarating and wonderful and a “once in a lifetime” experience. So we love reminiscing about being in a rainbow. “Remember the time…” Brings smiles. Have you ever heard of anything like that? Being inside a rainbow?