‘Girl with Hair Ribbon’
14″ x 14″ Acrylic on canvas
For the past 2 days and a half I’ve been working on a piece for my friend’s Birthday. It’s been so long since I picked up a paintbrush and I’ve almost forgotten how frustrating yet satisfying the whole process is!
I remembered that my friend really liked a Pop Art piece (I did back in highschool) she found lying in my room, so I decided to paint one just for her. I did a copy (with slight alterations) of Roy Lichtenstein’s 1965 oil and magna on canvas piece ‘Girl with Hair Ribbon,’ because there was something about her. There’s always something about the girls in Lichtenstein’s work; they have a sense of vulnerability, instability & brokeness, but I chose to paint this girl because I see strength in her eyes too.
Thicken and bold the lines with marker. I’m a big fan of black and white so I like this part & it’s like she’s coming to life!
Add colour; add black & gloss finish
The hardest part was painting the black because it required so much brush control and my hands were shaky, but I’m very very happy with the result! :)