How to Paint Roy Lichtenstein’s Girl with Hair Ribbon
Have I ever told you that I love Roy Lichtenstein? Maybe I haven’t told you enough? Ok, so this one, “Girl with Hair Ribbon” is up for sale on my ETSY page. I toyed with the idea of doing actual Benday Dots using circular stickers, and then thought an easier way out was just to colour her face nude, like alot of other replicas do, but instead, I used a red sharpie and went nuts on her face. If you are interested in purchasing this painting featuring a girl who may need a heavy dose of Proactiv®, feel free to visit me on ETSY. Or if you just want her face a nude colour, contact me.
I think I may venture into the possibility of replicating all of his comics.
ABOUT ROY LICHTENSTEIN
American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923 – 1997) was born in New York City and grew up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. He was one of most influential artists in the pop art movement. His style largely derived from comic strips, portrayed the trivialization of culture endemic in contemporary American life. Using bright, strident colors and techniques borrowed from the printing industry, he ironically incorporated mass-produced emotions and objects into highly sophisticated references to art history.
“Girl With Hair Ribbon” is a 1965 pop art painting by Roy Lichtenstein. Within Lichtenstein’s comics period, there was a period where he exclusively painted close-ups of women. In Girl, as with everything from that sub-period, the highly stylized beauty of the woman’s face makes for an overpowering pure femininity in the painting. Even though taken out of context, the image still retains some of the narrative qualities of the comic it was taken from. The woman is looking out towards the viewer, with an expression that hints at longing, pensiveness, or perhaps even fear. We the viewers are left with a tiny fragment of a story.
Title: My Tribute to Roy Lichtenstein’s “Girl with Hair Ribbon”. 2015.
Medium: 24 x 24. Acrylic on Gallery Stretched Canvas Canvas with a splash of Red Sharpie.
Available for sale.
Roy’s original “Girl with Hair Ribbon”. 1965.