To Ellen

This blog is made to the honor of my grandmother Ellen Elisabeth Thomsen who was a modern woman .
She was born in Randers in Denmark 1895 and died in Copenhagen 1976.
She had long salmon red hair down to her hips. It was braided and put up with lots of hairpins to make it look short.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Redheads on E-bay

Just found an amazing site for miniature portraits on E-bay , 
all pictures are for sale and lies from 300 $ and up.
One little masterpiece after the other . This Austrian Gallery has excellent taste in their choices
and show high artistic quality. One thing that disturbs me are their ugly watermarks.
Do consider if you add a watermark to place it,
 where it doesn't destroy the face, hair or fine lace work in the clothes. 
I get very irritated from kids who spay their names on walls everywhere
 and this is a similar sort of  vandalism. You can't praise yourself of aesthetic
taste if you don't care where you add your watermark.
So to the owners of do consider moving the watermarks to the side of the pictures!
A badly placed Watermark can take away your lust to buy a picture.
Treat the pictures with admiration they deserv!

Friedrich Johann Gottlieb Leider

Portrait of a Lady (Close up)

I took the liberty to remove the ugly watermark across her adoring face.
Hope someone will discover this excellent  picture and buy it. It deserves to be loved and admired!


Here you see an example of a typical owner stamp.
It is a wonderful small portrait she is so fine and content
and then the gallery slam a text straight trough her face.

John L. Richie
Mother and child.

How can anyone sell their family portraits? Look what a beautiful little red haired girl
I'd settle any time for a very fine view like this  picture from Wilnitsky's gallery.

John L Richie

Here you see the whole family, the father must have had bright red hair when younger.
It is strange though if I was commissioned to do two portraits of a family like this I would have turned  the people against each other, so the pictures could hang next to each other or on each side of a fireplace.

Artist Unknown
Portraits of a Lady

Her tiara fell down to one side and the artist didn't notice
when he or she painted this woman.
This Picture is also for sale on Wilnitskys Ebay account.

Fine little locker with double portraits

Unknown artist
And another little french lovely couple. Look how she blushes.

Stunning  little portrait of lady

I removed the owner signs who went trough the faces  so you can see how fine they are painted.

It's signed  Henner  with fine writing on her left shoulder.

Artist unknown

This gallery has many more fine pictures of Redheads
 that I intend  to promote. But today is a busy day for me,
 so you will have to look for yourself or wait for my next move.
See you later with
Love from Pia

Monday, March 18, 2013

A choice of different red haired women

Glauco Cambon

Hello again dear followers and drifters. Hope you are all healthy and in good spirits.
We start out with an Italian artist I never ever heard about : Glauco Cambon  
Born in Trieste 1875 and died 1930 in Biella. He is not to be mixed up with an american Art professor by the same name who died 1985.Some times you can find pictures of his sold at the Italian auctionsite Stadionaste.It
This homepage also shows hundreds of other Italian artists and is a good place to find unknown pictures or forgotten artists

Glauco Cambon
Pastel drawing

Giovanni Giacometti

Ferenc Hatvany

Belmiro de Almeida

Antonio de la Gandara

Cesare Tallone

Harrijs Eberstein

Hermann Urban
German 1866-1948

Theodor van Rysselberghe
Portrait of  Miss Gertrude

This artist whom I showed many times is just outstanding ! He manages to add everything to a portrait, light atmosphere, feelings, color harmonies,movement, color variation and temperature and color perspective, psychological valuation of sitter You name it,  Van Rysselberghe  made symphonies where others just wrote  plain songs . Compare with the picture below
and  see the quality difference between the  two similar motifs who both show half dressed women with  similar expressions .

Frank Hartland
American Illustrator

Oscar Herman Lamb

Oscar Herman Lamb

Arthur Hughes

Sometimes one can make the hands smaller to give an impression of innocence
but this is extreme. Here one hand is small and the other normal in size ,
 it looks really idiotic. The head gets huge with so small a hand ! 

Pablo Picasso

 Picasso decided to exaggerate the size of the hands and made them  huge!
And he tipped the hair so it fit into the frame.
A very funny picture! 

Artist unknown

Hans Makart
Portrait of Clotilde Beer

Joseph Granie
Portrait of Yvette Gilbert

This picture is a masterpiece!
No need for fancy jewelry or hats with feathers 
and clothes that are so decorated in the neck so you look like a turkey. 
This woman glows in the simplicity and warmth of her colors and sweet olive eyes.


Gabrielle M√ľnter

Jean Gabriel Domerque

Gerda Wegener
Self portrait with her husband.

Gino Severini 1883-1966
A colorful  Futurist who made several wonderful portraits

Dan Bota