Finder's Keeper

by Henning
(Denmark)

40 x 50 cm., acrylic on canvas, copy of Elvgren's painting 1945.


Another of my Elvgren-copies, fun to do, more practice. But God, I had to work with the eyes! I couldn't get her to look right and it turned out that I placed the left eye (hers) too high already from the start.

It's painted over so many times, that you wouldn't want to look at it from the backside - it's really spooky! Well, luckily that's not the way it's supposed to be looked at :-)

I had to repaint the background, too. The first time it was all too blue and I toned it down with - yes, black. I know, I know, and it's true, it dies a little, but I couldn't get it right any other way. And it looks quite acceptable in the original, so...

Taking the photo is the really hard part, though. Reflexions and wrong colour values and so on, I don't know how to do that!

Thanks for looking and for any comment!

Henning, Denmark

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Eyes
by: Dorothy , Carluke

Another fine picture I think it is great.

I know what you mean by eyes in the wrong place. I have just spent the best part of a couple of days wrestling with a portrait - I was on the point of tearing it into a thousand pieces and throwing it in the bucket but I tried, tried and tried again and finally made it - well sort of at least she looks human now and not grotesque!

Well done again

Dorothy

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finders keepers
by: Roger

Nice picture,reminds me of USAAF noseart on B17's and B24's.
Never heard of artist before,looked on web for info,some very nice pictures of girls.
You have done a very good job on this reproduction.
And thanks for bringing his art to us.

Roger

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painting
by: Mary

It so reminds me of Norman Rockwell who I adore .

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Finder's Keepers
by: Mops

Hi Henning
Looks great to me. Lots of action....love the "dawg".
Mops

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Finder's Keeper
by: Puppy

You have dne a beautiful painting.I can feel the wind.

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A sense of humour ...
by: Pearl

Henning, it brings a smile to the face of the viewer, at least that was my reaction. A good happy well done painting, a pleasure to look at.
Thanks,cheers Pearl

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Finder's Keepers
by: Vicki

I like this very much. It is different, very attention-getting. And, well done.

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Finders Keepers
by: JBF

I love this! My parents had a pack of cards with this style of pin-up girls on them. I just loved looking at them and their really lovely clothing!! Well done

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