Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Long Overdue

While I was on my extended leave of absence, I was very saddened to hear that Ingrid Pitt had passed away. I was especially down because I was working on a portrait of her and planned on sending her a print. I was just about finished with it when I heard the news. 

I really only had the background to finish - so I went for a kind of ethereal feeling. 

I took this from one of her glamour shots from the 60's - I wanted to avoid the more iconic photos of her (although I love them).

 I was really looking forward to contacting her again - I wrote her once about five years ago, and she was kind enough to write me back. I'm glad I did that - I just wish I'd done her portrait sooner.

I used watercolor and only blue and burnt sienna again. I'm working on a second watercolor of Ingrid, larger (this one is only  5 x 7) and not limiting the color palette this time.


Lazarus Lupin said...

You are an incredible artist!

Lazarus Lupin
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Mother Firefly said...

You're too good to me, LL!