Friday, February 10

Copy of Rolf's Gal

"Copy of Rolf's Gal"
12" x 9"
Oil on canvas panel
"This looks like something you'd paint," read the e-mail.  I looked at the colors and patterns and decided to rise to his challenge.  I painted Rolf Armstrong's portrait of Martha Mansfield from the 1930's.  

I am not a portrait artist!  But this didn't feel like a portrait because of all the fun stuff around her face.  I enjoyed making marks of all kinds intermittently with her porcelain features.  It's for sale, but you must know that she is Rolf's Gal, not mine.

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  1. This is incredible!! This would be incredible for someone who is a seasoned portrait artist, but the fact that you aren't makes this just ridiculously amazing!!!

  2. Thank you! I looked at the piece as if I was eating a meal of delicious entrees and the face was the lima beans—necessary, but not my favorite part. I'm glad you enjoyed it. AND commented!