Faerie Debutante- Miss Cotton Candy by elven-nell

Faerie Debutante- Miss Cotton Candy

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Added: Mar 15, 2005
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Last weekend I went to an antiques fair and I bought some really old postcards of pretty young ladies. Some of them were from the early 1900s. They were all written on, too! Talk about some interesting history. I felt kind of guilty prying into someone's life, even though it was from 100 years ago!

Anyway, I decided to have a muck around and paint one of the ladies- Miss Denise Orme, dated 1933 (even though the letter on the back was dated 1910, go figure). I've turned her into a faerie Debutante- Miss Cotton Candy.

Watercolour and acrylic, 7 x 10 inches.

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Guest's picture

That's a stunner Nell! Smile

elven-nell's picture

Thanks Jessica. Your comment means a lot to me, I just love your art. Smile

elven-nell's picture

Thanks! I definitely plan on doing more!

Guest's picture

What a lovely elegant silhouette. I really like your development of texture and detail in this. . . a dreamy piece indeed.

Guest's picture

this is really good. keep it up. i want to see more like this. nina

elven-nell's picture

Thanks Dani!

daniela's picture

excellent watercolour work, soft and beautiful!

elven-nell's picture

Hehe! Well, I don't blame you. Jane was a very beautiful woman- and the hair! Thanks for the kind words, as always. Smile

somerset's picture

SUPERB! Nell, I love looking at old photos too, would you believe I had a crush on Jane Morris (the model for many Rosetti pauintings) for a while heh heh! guess I was 100 years too late even to be in with a chance! this is so pre-Raphaelite in flavour, beautifuly detailed and so elegant!

elven-nell's picture

Thanks Inge. Smile

elven-nell's picture

Thank you very much, Joanna. Smile

elven-nell's picture

Thanks Tiina!!!! Laughing out loud

elven-nell's picture

Hey Tiffany! It's on DA. Smile Yeah, I googled Denise this morning and was quite surprised to see she was a stage star! Married three times too! Anyway, thanks. Smile

elven-nell's picture

Thank you, Rita. Smile

elven-nell's picture

Hi Piotr! Nice to hear from you! Well, it would be great if I could sell portraits like this, because I really enjoyed painting it! Thanks very much for the kind words, I appreciate it. Smile

cieslinski's picture

Wow, Nell, this is great! IMO your best picture? You could make some money painting such portraits in watercolour and selling them to the rich people who listening Bach during the meals and having piano in the living room - If I have one (piano that is) I'll buy one to hang it over it (the thing is, I can't play one, and I'll not hang the picture over someones nerves I can play on :>)
The mood is very romantic. Great work.

Guest's picture

I love this one Nell... Exquisite!

joanna79's picture

This painting conveys such tender elegance...love the colours and the detail on the hair and dress!

straycat's picture

Very nice Nell

rita's picture

Nell, I absolutly love this painting. It has such a soft feeling. GORGEOUS!

smbcabjnp's picture

This is beautiful Nell, You'll have to pu tit up on deviantart so I can favorite it! I love old photos. Apparently Denise Orme was a big singer/actress/musician during the turn of the century. Just thought you might want some more info on your pretty lady if you didn't already know.

Art at its best.