Artwork / 2019 / Nail Polish (Summer Camp Series)

a child painting a man’s nails, in mixed media on paper
Gwenn Seemel
Nail Polish (Summer Camp Series)
acrylic, colored pencil, and marker on paper
6 x 9 inches


I cannot stand wearing nail polish. It makes me feel like my fingers are sweating! Still, if the man in this image hadn’t volunteered to let the little girl paint his nails, I would have offered up my own. Such was the magic of the Camp Stomping Ground artist residency, which is where I met both these lovely people! The residency inspired a number of mixed media paintings, including this one of another kind of artist. You can watch the making of Nail Polish.