Thursday, May 7, 2009

Seeing Through You Louis Prima!


Somehow her eyes are captivating to me. She really reminds me of Keely Smith. She was a singer with Louis Prima and performed way back when in Las Vegas. They were always around the "Rat Pack" fellows. I love painting people and this one was really made up but ended up as Keely. The brush strokes are bold and the color striking. Thanks for looking! This is a 10x10 oil on linen. c 2009

9 comments:

Vern Schwarz said...

Nancy, you got it goin' on with these portraits. Those eyes and lips show so much feeling and I love the freshness. GREAT job!

n. rhodes harper said...

Thanks so much Vern. I love faces. I haven't seen a dull one yet!

Robin Roberts said...

Wonderful - I can't believe you made it up!

n. rhodes harper said...

Thanks Robin, Madeups are my favorites-no pressure just fun.

Beverly Sams said...

The life in those eyes---absolutely wonderful!

Pattie Wall said...

I loved Keely Smith! Love this series of fem fatales! You put such personality behind their eyes!

r garriott said...

That must have been an exciting time...!

Her eyes are so liquid, and the lighting so theatrical. Very evocative of the night life.

Ro said...

She's wonderful! I see the Kobayashi influence - with NRH soul. Your use of color is amazing; just one more things that draws me to your work.
Rosine

n. rhodes harper said...

Thanks so much eeryone for your support with your kind comments. I know your time is so valuable and I appreciate you stopping by.