Louise Brooks, James Cagney & Clara Bow

February 26, 2009

You may remember that last week I posted two paintings, one of Joan Blondell and one of Bette Davis/Joan Bennett. They were originally 12"x12" acrylic on canvas, and I was going to do a whole boatload of them... until I realized that 12"x12" canvases do not fit in my scanner, have gone way up in price since the last time I stockpiled, and will take up more room when I do my outdoor art shows, which start in two months.

Sooo.... I am starting the pop art old movie star painting series from scratch. These are now 8"x8", acrylic on canvas. I did three over the last two days (sorry for no post yesterday.. I've had some personal problems) and I'll have tons more coming in the future (I ordered 80 canvases!) including a new Joan Blondell, and a new Bette Davis that will hopefully look more like her this time. Maybe I'll throw in a Joan Bennett portrait too ;)


So here are the first three! I already wrote posts to go with these faces, so I put the links to the posts under each painting... enjoy!!





(actually I didn't write anything yet on the It Girl, this is just a link to my sketch)
By the way... is anyone else a little unnerved about the new followers widget? It's so big, ugly and obtrusive... and it seems very poorly designed and uneven. I have a feeling that it will become quite the pet peeve very soon....
Remember: Everyone has until Feb. 27 to enter the One Month Anniversary Free Print Drawing! Just say "count me in" or something like that in the comments. Here is who has entered so far, if I missed you please let me know! caseykoester, peggy, Mina, Graciebird, Pink Dahlia, Betty Boogie, Millie, DKoren, vivienne strauss, Lauren, John Hayes, Linda Crispell and Raquelle.

12 comments:

John Hayes said...

Lovely paintings; Cagney's brooding look is great, & both Louise Brooks & Clara Bow are very striking.

I completely agree with you about the new follower look-- & speaking of following, thanks for following over at RFBanjo

caseykoester said...

Boy, these paintings get better and better! The Jimmy Cagney one is amazing. Well done on the eyes and the jaw. Louise Brooks is welcome addition! She's lovely.

I hadn't seen the new follower widget, but you're right, it's awful! The other one was so tiny and cute. I wonder why they changed it?

Nicole said...

Your pictures are brilliant! Heck you know what COUNT ME IN! haha

Cullen Gallagher said...

Yeah! Please count me in. Loving the new paintings. Such a pleasure to check in everyday and find such great portraits of my fav movie stars.

Raquelle said...

Louise Brooks looks so good alongside blue! Beautiful.

I agree about the followers widget. Now it's Google Friends too. Grrr.

elena-lu said...

love all your art work, the new series is fantastic

L. said...

these are awesome:)

L. said...

these are awesome:)

Linda Crispell said...

Gorgeous! Louise Brooks and Clara Bow are my style icons.

Millie said...

WOW! These are amazing! The Cagney is absolutely stupendous!

Pink Dahlia said...

Love Louise Brooks!

Sarah said...

I LOVE the Louise one! <3
And you can count me in for the contest, I forgot to enter :)