Sunday, 21 September 2008

Marilyn Monroe unfinished.

Unfinished painting of
Marilyn Monroe
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I am going to call this painting butterfly in the night because her dress looks a bit like a butterfly, but she also looks a bit like a moth caught in the light.
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The skin is going to be painted smoothly without any brush marks in yellow ochre and white and the dress will be more textured. Hopefully this will create contrast between the two.
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Blonds are very difficult to paint I never seem to have the colour right, that is way I like painting Audrey Hepburn because she is dark. Some people paint ordinary things and make them look beautiful this is very clever, but I like to paint beauty and try to create a likeness.


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11 comments:

Marty said...

Very nice work Nick, I like the way you show your paintings at various stages of development. I will be back to see how MM turns out.

Sandy said...

Oh, this is going to be fantastic. I already love the way you've done the dress!!

polona said...

well this is very interesting. i'm glad i checked this blog out.

Vinz aka Vinu said...

you got talent..!!

:_)

SandyCarlson said...

She is coming to life!

Janice Thomson said...

Her dress does look like a butterfly and Marilyn was just as delicate and fragile. It's looking good Nick!

the spool artist said...

this is a very iconic pose of marilyn monroe and i've seen it already in a gazillion photographs. it's refreshing to see it with your version!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Adore MM, and you've achieved a different perspective. Would love to see the finished result.
Fascinating!

Wanda said...

Perfect. The dress is cool with the butterfly look, and I can't wait to see the next step.

Great work Nick...

Maddy said...

We have some common interests. Shall visit all your post soon

SandyCarlson said...

She does look like a butterfly!