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Painting - Watercolour
Marianne Faithfull is one of my idols from the sixties. She didn't have a huge number of hits and I don't like all her work, but there is something so endearing and captivating about her. It was the time when she first became a star that I like her best. She had an innocence about her and was every man's dream. On her early hits like "As Tears Go by" and "Come and Stay With Me" she had a sweet, almost folk singer voice. In this portrait, I've tried to capture that sweet innocence from the happiest times. I used only grey paint to create an 'old' feeling. Marianne Faithfull was also famous for becoming the girlfriend of Mick Jagger and perhaps understandably, the innocence didn't last. By the end of the sixties, her singing career had come to a premature end due to amongst other things, drug addiction. She made a successful comeback in the seventies, but by then Marianne and her sweet voice had changed.
Black and white 09/22/2013
May 31st, 2013
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