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.