Lucian Freud: his works I have always seen as grotesques, as it must be the purpose. He did constantly knock-down-destroy boundaries of the body and space in his paintings of the human form and subject. I have not tried to mimic his style on my own fingertips, here. Instead, I merely pay a small tribute to this artist due to his recent passing.
I originally did these with a matte finish, but I was not pleased, so I shined them up again.
The image of Lucian I used is from a photograph of him in 1947 by Clifford Still (and can be found, though now on the internet, initially in the 1948 pages of British Vogue, or so I have read). I also cut out tiny black frames, as sign and symbol, for the rest of my nails. The grey is not a void.
My nail actually looks quite imperfect and grotesque mirrored with the artist in this photo, no?! Desired effect achieved, Lucian Freud! How can it be possible?!
Thanks to my friend K—— for suggesting the grey-on-grey. I think it worked out well. Actually I’d say: