"I Never Knew Fred" is from my VAGUE series which takes its inspiration from the Hollywood greats immortalised in the Madonna dance track "Vogue".
A portrait is captured for every movie legend mentioned in the song - 'Greta Garbo, and Monroe, Dietrich and DiMaggio..." - and included here is film icon Katharine Hepburn.
Here acrylic paint is applied loosely but in key areas to highlight Hepburn's traits (namely those cheekbones!) and make her recognisably her.
The name references one of my favourite sketches by British comedy duo French & Saunders where Jennifer Saunders portrayed (a very very very old) Katharine Hepburn in a tribute to Fred Astaire. Look for it on youTube :)