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Saturday, August 14

Gail Rubke - Faire Frou Frou's Artist in Residence!

The weekend is a perfect time for relaxing and exploring your hobbies (painting, photography...), so I felt it was the perfect time to post the artwork of Faire Frou Frou co-owner Gail Rubke.  If you can see beyond the horrible quality of my photographs, you will discover some lovely lady portraits.  I say 'lady portraits' because that seems to be the trend in interior decorating these days, and Gail (my mom) certainly does tend to draw inspiration from the female form & face.  I posted some of my favorite oil paintings by mom, which most recently includes a portrait she did of me (top image).  I also included a painting of 'Ladies on the Beach' which is inspired by my favorite Joaquin Sorrolla oil painting (my brother and I  like to light-heartedly argue over who will inherit that piece).   
Gail does sell her work, so if you are interested in seeing more of her paintings you can contact her directly at "fairefroufrou @".
Which painting by Gail is your favorite? 

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33 fabulous comments:

X'tian Ou said...

these paitings are so awesome! i love 'Ladies on the Beach' the most, i wish i was that talented!

ashlina {the decorista} said...

absolutely stunning!!!! the one of alison is my FAVE!!!!! xoxo

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous work!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour Mademoiselle!

Thank you for coming to visit me today....I live in Minneapolis, MN, but I am from L.A. and I am familiar with Studio City! FUN!!!! You have a gorgeous blog, and your resident artist is sooooooo good!! I think that they are all beautiful, but the first one is perfect! THe colors are smashing.

Enjoy the rest of the summer and do come back! Anita

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Beautiful art! She is so talented! My favorite is the one on the beach!

bethan said...

hello, just wanted to thank you for stopping by at my blog today and to say what a pretty blog you have (and what pretty panties you post about - im a sucker for anything with bows!)!

looking forward to hearing more from you!

b x.

Draffin Bears said...

These paintings are fabulous and what a clever Artist, Gail is. thank you for showing us.
Love the Ladies on the beach and the one of Alison.

Happy weekend

glee said...

These are fabulous paintings! I especially love the first one :)

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Pinupmania said...

Fabulous ! The first one with the so pretty Aalison and Ladies on the beach

Anonymous said...

Those are so gorgeous!

Thanks for the comment on my blog :) Stop by again soon


Anonymous said...

PS. I've added you to my blog roll under international darlings. Lux Lingerie, how could I not?

Unknown said...

awesome pic

Sam said...

Wow, wow! Very lovely! Thank you so much also for visiting my blog - it's so great to discover yours!!

Anonymous said...

Pictures are lovely, painted and photographed. Lovely blog; such pretty pretties. Have a wonderful day ~

FrenchBlue said...

Dear Alison,
Thank you for sharing this!! Your Mom's art has an AmaZing French style to it. I love her work! I can see why you are so proud:)

Engra said...

Love this portraits!

Anonymous said...

Amazing paintings!! Congrats to your mom! It's really difficult to choose which one is my favourite...but if i have....i specially feel attracted by the last one. This brown haired lady reminds me the 20s dark and refined.
Love from Argentina,

bunny, The Paris House said...

Allison you are so gorgeous! Your mother is so incredibly talented, she captured you using such amazing color. They are all gorgeous but the top is my favorite. It would look fabulous in my home....hmmmm I may have to see if it is for sale

VM Creation Atelier said...

Oh,dear Allison!-)*
What a great,great,great the first one sketch!!!
Love all this images,bur this first one takes my heart away!


therawpower said...

I love these painting, the first one especially !! it really caught my eyes.
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LenoreNeverM♡re said...

The beach scene is dreamy~

jemina said...

Your Mom is so talented. Those paintings are beautiful WOW!!!

Wishing you a magnificent day


French-Kissed said...

Love them all!...but Alison and Ladies on the Beach are my favorites! Your mom has a wonderful gift. Just beautiful!


style-haus said...

gail is a true talent! love her work. all of them are amazing but love the 2nd one. the eyes really speak to you...

p.s. love your lingerie boutique. incredible selection!

Unknown said...

wow amazing art its really awesome i like it

OneCraftyFox said...

Beautiful, I like how contemplative the first pic is. I also like the carefree charm of the second image!!

Rachael said...

They are all very beautiful! I love the second pretty!

A Crimson Kiss said...

These are all stunning, but Ladies on the Beach might be my favorite!

carolina @ patagonia gifts said...

amazing paintings. loving the 3rd one. thank you for your sweet comment. have a fab new week!

TheBeautyFile said...

Oh my gosh! She is UBER talented! I love the one of you!!!

Diana Mieczan said...

That is such an amazing post...Love those pieces:)
Hugs and kisses

sisters in black frocks said...

excellent, i saw one when i was last in your store!

Unknown said...

oh Gail! Just Beautiful!!! xxooxxx