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, November 25, 2014

Red haired men who all turn towards the left.

Time to show some red haired men again.

Danish unknown artist

Francois Flameng
Portrait of Auguste Rodin

John Singer Sargent

Artist Unknown
Nikola Tomasik

Ilya Repin

Claude Terasse
Louis Sue
Oil on Canvas

Jacques Emile Blanche
Portrait of Arthur William Symons

Charles Edward Conder

Eduard Vuillard

Eugene Speicher
Portrait of Red Moore

Eugene Speicher
Portrait of Red Moore

Bertil Damm

Zlatko Sulentic

Gert Wollheim

Sue Rubira

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hommage à Paul Stoltze

A tribute to


Paul Stoltze 1922 - 2014

Paul Stoltze
Mother and child ,portrait of his wife Bodil and youngest son Martin
Oil on Board
Photo Arne Ranslet

Thursday the 21 of November one of Denmark's finest painters went to meat his creator.
He will be missed by his close family 
relatives and  artist friends,
  by all those who admired and loved this outstanding Artist.

Paul Stoltze was born 1922 in Skørping in Denmark
He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen
Under the proffessors Wilhem Lundstrøm and Kræsten Iversen
from 1947 to 1952
Since 1953 he lived and worked on the island Bornholm in Denmark.

 I take the chance and hope the copyrights on this 3 pictures
underneath will not prevent me from showing them.
The 3 pictures are from the book the Journalist and Author
Peter Tiemroth wrote about Paul Stoltze , Bornholm's Art Museum 2005
The quality of the photos are not perfect, since
this are  photos of the printed photos in the book and I have no 
possibility to compare with the colors of the original paintings.

Paul Stoltze
Portrait of  mrs Bodil Stoltze pregnant.
Oil on canvas

Paul Stoltze
Writing model
Oil on canvas

Paul Stoltze
Portrait of Karen Stoltze reading
Oil on Canvas

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Incredible works of 4 Textile artists

There are artists who embroider their portraits.
I believe this to be a very time taking and difficult way to work , 
and worth full admiration!
Therefor I want to show 4 contemporary Textile artists who cough my attention
and whom I fully admire and think are very talented artists!

Malin Lager
Textile portrait of Gerd Göran

Malin Lager
Close up detail
Please look at 

Malin Lager
Portrait of Malin Lager's mother
the artist Gerd Göran

Cayce Zavaglia
Portrait of Abbi

If you want to see more portraits please press the link to 

Cayce Zavaglia
Portrait of Sophie

Cayce Zavagli
Close up detail 

Audrey Walker

Audrey Walker

Audrey Walker

Audrey Walker

Beth Secor

Beth Secor

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Red and blue

A long time has gone and it's time for some new redheads

Found this little ring for sale in the Internet.
This Cameo could have been a portrait of my grandmother Ellen.
I get depressed when I discover she was younger, than I am now.
So much time has passed since she lived.

Perhaps this periods of cool clearness has a therapeutic effect.
You stop and make a screening of your life,
value it and try to find a new footstep.
Now I am  here and can only expect the future or is it possible to step back?
Could things have been different?

Paul Helleu
So very nice ! He adored his wife. It's the color of  thunder  but with much love.
Outside my window the sky is this blue color right now, any time now the thunder will be over me.
And the Sky will open up. We can stand down here and receive it .

Eveyn de Morgan

Or we can take action and go out there and get what we want!

Arthur Hughes

But I guess for those who can not even imagine the wild lusts anymore.
moderate wet conditions are also okay.

Ferenc Acs

Charles Webster Hawthorne

Anyway if the dress gets wet in the rain  it is not that funny to wear,
 but perhaps it is just blue by chance.
You are beautiful and even in this mood got painted. So why the sad face?
You will look sad forever if this is the only painting of you.

Emile Bernard
Portrait of Yvonne Seroys

Well think about it either sad or eternally thoughtful
In the blues as they say?

Ivan Gregorovitsch Olinsky

Why stay so sad if one can sing?

Or dream of blue butterflies?

Alfred Stevens

Well lets sit back and relax , take a cigarette and consider the situation?

Kenne Gregoire

We get older and the blue mood is there more often!
But still-
We can let our thoughts fly free and we have the imagination !

Athur Spear

So think of the good times when the kids were small
and you were so occupied with things that had to be done. 
With no spare time  for anything else,
 than making it cozy for the family with blue flowers in blue vases
on blue checkered tablecloths.

Theo van Russelberghe
"Madame van de Velde and her kids."

If you still sit there and dwell in your blues
then get up and do something productive!

Hans Purrman
"Portrait of Dame Dorle von Kapff"

Perhaps you fell like this  inside

Jessica Dongeon

 And all you see is blue?

Wilhelm Lundstrøm
Portrait of Yrsa

So put on your Armour and prepare yourself for new experiences.

Anna Louise Swynnerton
Joan of Arc

Learn to not say your opinion and  just wait!
The sons will bring home possible daughters-in-law
and it is their choice, not yours!

Benjamin Björklund


Christoph Rückhärberle

All you can do is wait 
 be kind  and keep your thoughts for yourself!
Eventually with luck the one  they chose
 will make you a grandmother .

Fernando Botero

You might get a little grandson or
 at long last a girl will come into the family!
Both will bring joy! 

Artist Unknown

Perhaps dark red?

Or pale red?

 Artist unknown

Or she will have your eyes and ears?

Artist Unknown.

Eventually  you will have many grandchildren
and no time to be in the Blues.

Wilhelm Suss

are occupied with storytelling and cake production
and you might just  paint them over and over again 
and show the world the wonder of
the next generation of redheads.

Mary Cassat
"Elsie in the blue chair"

And the ring is closed once more.
And blue is just blue!

Von Stuck

John Anster Fitzgerald
Until your time is done, and if you are lucky you will have those wings you imagined and 
the blue will belong to others.

It stopped raining now!