Continuing my silent film actress series with Ann Murdock. More alla prima practice, I’m really liking the wet on wet style of painting. It takes a little patience to build up form but the painterly shading and rendering is what I really like about painting like this.
After researching and finding out information about these young actresses in the early film business, one finds a lot of tragic stories. Many of these beautiful attractive women who had been successful either in film or modeling ended either very poor or worse. This is definitely a project that started for me with the intent to draw or paint these people, but the more I found out about each person I learned about their difficult private lives and how fate dealt them devastating blows.
Thanks for looking in and stay curious,