This enchantress was the famous late 19th and early 20th century actress and singer Miss Marie Tempest [1864-1942], who is referred to in the description on the back of my original print as ‘the prima donna of the English stage’ and possessing ‘a very beautiful voice which has had the training it deserves’.
I imagined a faded portrait in a frame that has suffered neglect and fire damage with a hint of gold breaking through. Naturally, I imagined no such thing but this is what came out when I faffed around in Photoshop with a couple of textures from 2 Lil’ Owls: 2LO Confetti 6 (Normal), 2LO - Crackle 11 (Multiply).
Theatrical aficionados might be interested to learn that the actress was the original Judith Bliss in Noël Coward's Hay Fever. She was made a Dame in 1937.
October 23rd, 2015
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