AUDREY - commissioned piece for a friend's mums birthday. Audrey Hepburn, done from a rather obscure photo, in standard b&w acrylic on 18" x 14" box canvas (FEB 2014) SOLD

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Having been asked to do a painting of the very iconic Audrey Hepburn, I’ve selected this photograph to work from. I love her coy little smile and also the way the background is out of focus (making Audrey the centre of attention), similar to the “Gatsby” painting I recently completed. I’m really looking forward to tackling this piece as I have not painted that many women so far so it should be a challenge :)

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(11/02/14) Initial sketch done in 25 mins…
Audrey 25mins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(11/02/14) After 1hr10mins…
Audrey 1hr10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(12/02/14) With fresh eyes, much better progress made this morning in just over an hour. (4hrs15 done so far) …
Audrey 4hrs15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(14/02/14) Day off it yesterday, 2 hours 15 done this Valentines morning…
Audrey 6hrs30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(16/02/14) 1hr 15 yesterday, 1hr 15 today. 10hrs45 so far. It’s really taking it’s time this one, I’ve noticed her left eye needs lowering ever so slightly to get a really accurate likeness. Once that’s done I can focus on the rest of the piece because it’s really bugging me that the likeness is not there yet…
Audrey 10hrs45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(19/02/14) 2 hours done yesterday and one hour 45 done today…
Audrey 15hrs30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(25/02/14) “Audrey” completed after an hour yesterday and an hour this morning – 19.5 hours in total. I’ll be really sad to let her go. It’s been very tough to get the likeness and even though she isn’t as perfect as I would have liked, I cannot do any more to this piece without overdoing it…
Audrey

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