Tuesday, July 3, 2018

July 3 is Stay Out of the Sun Day!

Today's Bolles girl knows that if she gets too much sun her skin tone may end up matching her swimsuit! This charming cover hit the newsstands 83 years ago this month (in 1935, if you don't want to do the math) and is one of several Enoch painted over the years featuring sun parasols. I think used them to add some interest to the composition and I'd be very curious to know if the tips of the parasol were cropped out of view in the original painting. The overhang of the parasol, along with the girl's extended legs, each work to project the painting toward the viewer, and that cool blue shadow adds additional depth to the perspective.

Stay tuned to this channel for more Summer themed posts as well as the continuing "One-Off" series featuring magazines that Enoch only painted a single cover for.  And there may be a post in the near future with some Big Bolles news.  That's all I can say for now.  In the meantime, don't forget to use sunscreen of one sort or another when you go out in the sun.