"Forthright," 5" x 7", acrylics on an Ampersand gessobord, portrait of a vintage doll, or rather, a vintage doll head. With sleepy eyes. Or are they not-so-sleepy-eyes when they are glued open?Anyway, let me know if you would like a painting featuring a favorite childhood toy (and yes, there's still time to get a gift certificate by the holidays).
That's what's stamped on the back of this little one's head. She has the most mesmerizing eyes. Coupled with her ratty hair, which at one time appears to have been very fashionably coiffed (I can't imagine dread locks were all the rage in the 50s), she's an interesting face to gaze into.
If you can forget for a moment that that's all she is. A head, balanced on a glass vial.
I bet she was someone's treasured friend many years ago. I'm happy to be her caretaker now.
Thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork!