The Top Knot is Captured in Serene Paintings by Elizabeth Mayville

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Apr 23, 2014 • References: etsy and honestlywtf
It's always been a thought that there's something romantic about the top knot, whether it be a little messy and nonchalant, or perfectly prim and tied. What's even more charming is Elizabeth Mayville's painted adaptations of Top Knots + Braids.

As simple as it sounds, her collection of small paintings captures the subtleties of braided and knotted hairstyles with little fly away hairs and all. They're cute, passionate and communicate a silent beauty that verges on the meditative.

Her Etsy shop is titled Elizabeth Mayville and features an array of small paintings that ranges from peeled fruit to portraits of the backs of women's heads. Though you never see any faces, their hair and pose speak louder than gestures and in doing so brings a sense of serenity to any space.