Françoise Nielly’s massive, colorful portraits are delicious to look at. Even more wonderful – and particularly infuriating to those of us who have timidly dabbled in painting – is to watch her create them. In a beautiful video posted on her site, she, in her confident, strong hand, wields her painting knife shaped like a miniature garden trowel, and makes painting look easy like cake frosting.

Françoise Nielly’s massive, colorful portraits are delicious to look at. Even more wonderful – and particularly infuriating to those of us who have timidly dabbled in painting – is to watch her create them. In a beautiful video posted on her site, she, in her confident, strong hand, wields her painting knife shaped like a miniature garden trowel, and makes painting look easy like cake frosting.

JENNY SAVILLE & GLEN LUCHFORD  Closed Contact #14, 1995-1996  C-print mounted in Plexiglas  72 x 72 x 6 inches (182.9 x 182.9 x 15.2 cm)  Ed. of 6

JENNY SAVILLE & GLEN LUCHFORD Closed Contact #14, 1995-1996 C-print mounted in Plexiglas 72 x 72 x 6 inches (182.9 x 182.9 x 15.2 cm) Ed. of 6

Francoise Nielly paintings: I like to connect with the eyes of a portrait and these ones draw you in. The texture on the piece is also amazing and makes you want to study it close up

Francoise Nielly paintings: I like to connect with the eyes of a portrait and these ones draw you in. The texture on the piece is also amazing and makes you want to study it close up

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