Memories – 4711 Perfume Bottle Oil Painting
Memories, my fine art oil painting of an 4711 Original Eau de Cologne vintage bottle of perfume. I love trying to capture the irridesence and reflections of the glass. Incredibly – the 4711 Original Eau de Cologne bottle design has remained virtually unchanged for nearly 200 years, my mother always had a bottle around the house somewhere and it brings back happy ‘memories’ – hence the title. It is said by some that a bottle of perfume can last a lifetime…the who…the where…the when…
If you like Memories – my 4711 Perfume Bottle Oil Painting painting you may also like Reflections my vintage Chanel No. 5 parfam bottle oil painting and Shalimar, my oil painting of a vintage Guerlain Shalimar Bottle. The original and each signed limited edition print are each individually hand finished with 100% gold leaf.
Artist Martin Allen
is a London based. Martin came to oil painting through a circuitous route, having drawn for most of his life and being largely self-taught he was eventually re-introduced to oil painting as a preferred medium to create his varied and diverse work. The methods he uses to paint are classic ones, using layered paint applications rounded off by oil glazes. These create, add depth and harmonise colours. He has shown solo numerous times at Goodwood, The Affordable Art Fair and others, been a finalist at the ‘London art Biennale 2019’, alongside various commissions including work for the BP Shipping collection.