Like many others, Audrey Hepburn has always been someone I have admired. Her style and beauty were the first things that I loved about her, she has something about her that just seems to draw you in! The mixture of all those delicate features and big eyes are like no-one else I could name. She’s just got some sort of magic about her! The fact she has a tonne of talent to go along with the looks just makes that perfect recipe for an icon.
— Audrey Hepburn —
I probably first came across Audrey when we rented ‘My Fair Lady’ from the Library (those were the days!). The next time I came across her was on a rainy afternoon when I was home sick from school and ‘How To Steal A Million’ came on TV (And I immediately thought it the best film I’d ever seen!) and subsequently I also saw ‘Roman Holiday’ on TV by which time I knew she was pretty amazing! I still haven’t seen all of the films she’s in that I would like to but this has definitely given me the motivation to go hunting for them . After examining all the facts I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather have painted next for the ‘Inspiring People’ series than Audrey Hepburn herself. There were lots of beautiful pictures of her to choose from for inspiration but I plumped for the one above as it seemed to capture her ingenue look but there is definitely a spark of fun in her eyes!
I really loved painting Audrey for this series! She’s so timeless and yet captures that 1950’s feel completely. I used watercolour, gouache and acrylic to try and get the depth right , with a bit of ink thrown in for good measure. If you would like a print of the beautiful Audrey then pop over to my shop and you can find A4 (8.3 x 11.7″) and A5 (5.8 x 8.3″) sized prints available for a limited time. I’ve got some ballet themed pieces to show you soon so I’ll be back before you know it with another post. Till Then…