Brown Sugar (2013)
Painting by Raffaella Bertolini

$793.75 Sold

  • Painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 27.56 × 27.56 × 0.79 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Raffaella Bertolini

United Kingdom

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Artist's description:

This is a portrait of the beautiful Marsha Hunt, a singer, performer, novelist, model who was the star of the Musical "Hair" in the 60s.
I did not know about her until recently when I read an article on a news paper about the fact that she had to sell the love letters Mick Jagger sent to her during the '60s. Apparently they had a secret relationship for some time and she was the inspiration of the song "Brown Sugar" by the Rolling Stones.
After seeing her pictures and reading about her life I had to paint her!
For the painting I used alcohol inks and water based inks on canvas. Because the alcohol inks work much better on a non porous surface I had to coat the canvas with various layers of gesso and gloss, a process that took a a few days. I love to play with this type of inks, such vibrant colours and their fluidity can be only achieved on a non absorbent surface.

Materials used:

Inks on Canvas