Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Birgit Nilsson portrait

Done from two photos, one color for the dress and one b/w for the pose, heavily photoshopped to remove the tenor and adding an arm. I also invented the guards Samurai-ish armor. Who doesnt like painting Samurai? It was a bit difficult, since on  stage they are caked in makeup, ultimately I decided to paint her like that.  Birgit was one of the Worlds foremost opera Singers, and she is from my home village, Västra Karup. This is from Turandot. She would have turned 95 this year, so Happy birthday!  

In other news, I have been accepted to Atelier Stockholm, and will be commencing my studies there in September. Incredibly exciting!


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