Two Cushion

by Henning
(Denmark)

Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm. Copy of pinup-painter Gil Elvgren's "Two Cushion" from 1937.


This is my second go in trying painting in acrylics. I'm a great fan of Gil Elvgren, and rather than buying reprints of his most popular pictures, I thought I'd try going into his works this way. Elvgren painted in oil, of course, and the hard stuff is to blend the acrylic colours softly enough, but they're so nice to work with in any other way. Also it's quite hard, for me at least, to analyze the colours and get them right.

I am satisfied enough with this picture to call it finished, although there's a lot of details, that needs working on! Please let me know, if you have any remarks.

Best regards from
Henning, Denmark

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Two Cushion
by: JBF

Amazing work once again!!! Only your second go at it!!!??? I wish I could be so good!! Bravo!!!

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Two Cushion
by: Vicki

Very nicely done!

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Absolutely love it!
by: Lana

You should be more than satisfied with it! I like your sense of style. I think you are great at blending the acrylics. Gorgeous painting!

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Beautiful
by: Dorothy , Carluke

Hi Henning,

This is a beautiful painting. You have got the texture of her satin dress just right.

I think you might also like the work of Jack Vettriano as some of his paintings are in the same genre. Vettriano is a Scottish artist and comes from Edinburgh. I'm sure you will be able to find his work on the Net.

Well done and regards,

Dorothy

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Two Cushion
by: Mops

Hi Henning:
Very dramatic.......great use of light and colors.
Love it!!
Mops

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wonderful
by: Anonymous

you have done a good job at this one well done irene ann

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two cushion
by: betty

i love your painting very much well done i wouldnt change a thing

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Two Cushion
by: Angeline, the Netherlands

Wow!
What a beautiful shine on the dress of the lady, and also on the legs.
And the contrast between the dark background and the highlights on the woman, very well done.

Angeline
www.angeline-rijkeboer.exto.nl


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Beautiful
by: Audrey

I don't know this artist but you have created a great painting. The colours are really good with effective shading. And the lady herself is beautiful. I can't think of any way you could improve it. Well done, Henning!

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