Monday, April 12, 2010

Warhol Pink

Our library has numerous books( and a couple of DVD's) on Andy Warhol.  He had some interesting colour choices for silk screening photographs of famous people plus animals, flowers and various objects that became pop art.  Most of us are familiar with his Marilyn Monroe images, but did you know that he also did portraits of Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Queen Elizabeth II, Karen Kain and Mickey Mouse... plus many, many more.  Besides flowers, bats, bananas and lifesavers he even silk screened an image of Mount Vesuvius and the Brooklyn Bridge.

He wasn't afraid to experiment with colour, creating various versions of the same image.  When I painted this pink poppy I had just finished perusing one of his books... so I felt compelled to name it Warhol Pink.
Thanks for the inspiration Andy.

10x10 oil on canvas (needs some drying time)

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