Thursday, March 11, 2010

International Women's Day


I just found this out so here is an international woman for you, Bette Davis. This is a small 5x7 inch painting in gouache(what else?) that I did for a class assignment some years ago. I'm off to LA tonight so expect some palm trees coming at you very soon.

9 comments:

Munich Newman said...

To my mind, a great example of knowing when it's okay to not have to work into the painting any further.
Hans, whaddya reckon?
Nice work.

Have a good trip NY-Steve.

Munich Newman said...

If I'm not mistaken, that's the "cat bugler" in the background.

Stephen Gardner said...

You are correct sir.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

yes Betty Davis eyes...!! really well done

Tristan Alexander said...

WOW! Had not seen a finished color picture from you. This is very nice and I recognised her emediatly, so good likeness!

Sheila said...

I love those Bette Davis eyes! I kneel at the presence of your artistic greatness. Have a great time in L.A.!

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks everyone, I have a Carry Grant portrait in the same vein, I'll have to look it out and post it.

Sandy said...

Wonderful painting! Enjoy those palm trees. It is beautiful out here, just got back from a mountain hike a little bit ago and the temp was about 68...I'm in the inland empire of so cal up near the foothills of Mt Baldy. Like I said weather is wonderful!!

Stephen Gardner said...

Sandy the weather was amazing and we missed all the east coast rain at the weekend.