Paintings by Tara Maginnis
I'm not much of a painter. I paint mainly for practice in costume painting,and to get ideas for
makeup.Some, like The Cabaret, are conceptual pieces to help me to get started indesigning a
show. Others, like St.Petersburg 1993, aremainly therapy. Still, it's good to paint. Any art work you do in any medium helps you toget better in your main emphasis as well.
Watercolor & ink: Magic, 1997
The Cabaret,1994, acrylic
the M.C. 1994
Faces: Woman in Violet, 1994,acrylic
Faces: Man in Red, 1994,acrylic
Faces: Man in Green, 1994,acrylic
Faces: Andrei, 1994, acrylic
Faces, 1994, acrylic
Faces: Autoportrait, 1994,acrylic
18th Century Man, 1990, acrylic
Curves, 1990, acrylic
St.Petersburg 1993, 1994, collage and acrylic oncanvas
Ben Thompson as Lady Bracknell, 2001
Lady Bracknell (above), and Heather Maas as Gwendolyn Fairfax, 1991
ads for my classes
Fan Leaf: The Beggar's Opera, To Lorraine Pettit,1982, gouache on paper, attached to fan sticks of painted bamboo.
Lenin for the makeup room.
Shoelace for the Makeup Room
"Drag" bombshell for the Makeup Room
George Spelvin in The Actor's Nightmare
The Makeup Room where most of my paintings live.
Kabuki Hero for the Makeup Room
Cat painted on the lid of a tiny box
Some Quick posters for advertising lectures & classes