He kept a studio in the corner of the ballroom

I saw “The Royal Tenenbaums” at (appropriately) the Byrd Theatre when it came out years ago. Ever since then I’ve wanted to have a wall of portraits and family art in my house. We have one started, but its got a long ways to go.

Today I saw that my husbands’ Aunt Ellie has started a Facebook page for her portraiture and still life painting. I love her style. See if you can spot him as a little boy in a portrait she did for his family.

I’m also really inspired by the color pink these days. I love the way those portraits look against the pink wall in the Tenenbaum house. I want a giant pink wall with tons of art on it and paintings in pink, orange, red and other warm colors.

Images besides Eliie’s are: Top, Domino Mag, Above; Maira Kalman, “Rajastani Room”, 2004-5. Others: Henri Matisse (1869-1954). “Still Life with Lemons”, 1943, Museum of Modern Art, Christopher Wool, “Untitled”, 2005. Wool is represented by Luhring Augustine Gallery and the ballet book is from Penguin’s series of tiny books with commissioned illustrations, “English Ballet” by Jane Leeper, 1945. All found via Painting Box’s Ode to Pink

For more information about Ellie’s paintings or to commission a piece email:ellie.f.mclean@gmail.com or visit Ellie McLean Portraits on Facebook

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About Stephanie

Stephanie is an internationally recognized calligrapher. She employs a wide variety of calligraphic tools, papers, textiles, inks and found objects to articulate both words and portraits.
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5 Responses to He kept a studio in the corner of the ballroom

  1. the Husband says:

    I need to bring that ‘do back.

  2. Margaret Kelley says:

    She’s really good!

  3. Carol says:

    Did you send Ellie this link?

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