Day 23’s theme was Inspired by A Movie. I even decided to colour it a little more like an older film – the kind that were shot in Technicolor. This kind of film print often had boosted saturation with red tonalities so I think I captured that. Even if the movie I chose was from a different era and of a different style, I have double inspiration.
I chose Flowers In The Attic, which was an 80’s movie and also a 1979 novel by V.C. Andrews. (It was the first book in the Dollanganger Series, and was followed by Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows.) It was made into a movie in the mid-late 80’s but I heard there was a remake this year.
I chose this movie because I was having a total brainfart, and in asking for suggestions this came up. It’s about a family of 4 children who are hidden away in the attic of a decrepit old mansion, by their greedy mother and grandmother. The mother is sucking up to her father after some rift in order to get some inheritance, after the kids’ 35yo father dies. They are kept prisoner in this dingy attic and there is some other controversy that entails.
So here are rustic flowers that look more like overgrown weeds. The slight drag marks with the top coat only add to that effect of some forgotten isolation.
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