She is one of my all time favourite artists … I love her work … and would dearly love to own one. But unfortunately I just don't have a spare 100 grand lying around.
Look at them.
What a joy.
I've mentioned on this blog before how when Master 13 was given a school assignment to recreate the work of a famous artist I encouraged him to copy a Margaret Olley. Which he did … quite spectacularly I thought. I admit to giving him a bit of advice here and there … and chanting my own painting mantra "paint what you see … paint what you see" … but the end result was his own.
What I find most frustrating about this whole endeavour is that he has barely picked up a paintbrush since … it "doesn't interest" him.
Look at this handy collage I have created to enable an easy comparison.
Since then his little masterpiece has been proudly displayed in the family room.
So it got me thinking … which is a highly dangerous turn of events … it got me thinking that perhaps I would enter into the spirit of a little counterfeiting … copying … reproducing … falsifying … forging … of my own. Just until I manage to find all that loose change in the back of the sofa cushions and can afford one of my very own.
And just in case anyone thinks I'm pulling a swifty and entering into a world of crime … I very clearly labelled the back like this …
So here it is … Master 16 gave me a ten out of ten … which is unprecedented I can tell you.
And another handy comparison collage …
I'm actually pretty happy with it … for once … but it is definitely best viewed from a distance.
Now what's next … the Mona Lisa????