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.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Naked red haired women

William Sergeant Kendall

Mariano Fortuny

Charles Eduard Boutibonne

Edmund Grandjean

Egon Schiele

Edmund Francois Aman -Jean

Charles Fredric Ulrich

Gaston Bussiere

Giorgos Rorris

Henri Lebaque

Henri Adrien Tanou
French Painter 1865 -1923

Igor Samsonov

Leon De Smet

Lotte Lazerstein

Renzo Zanutti

Irene Kana

Time for more resting red haired women

Ann Macbeth

George Jules Victor Clarin
Sarah Bernhardt

Paul Helleu
Portrait of his wife

Ilya Repin
Portrait of the Pianist
Louise de Mercy Argenteau

Thomas Ralph Spence

Rodolfo Amoedo
Brazilian Painter

Rodham Spencer Standhope

Jan van Beers

Daniel F Gerharts
Sonnets in Sunlight

Berthe Morisot

Men with red hair or red beard

It's nice to find some more red haired men, 
90% of my blog is filled with 
red haired women

So well come to  see more male portraits 

Edward Robert Hughes
Portrait of Holman Hunt

Boris Deutch
Portrait of a Jew

Auguste Herbin
Portrait of K.Muhsam

Lucas Granach the younger

Alma Tadema
Portrait of Dr Washington Eps

George Antoine Rochegrosse

Giovanni Giacometti
Self portrait

Odd Nerdrum

Kees van Dongen
The old Clown

George Lacombe

Hugo Simberg

Michale Noakes

John Sargent Singer
Portrait of Chadvick

Amadeo Modigiani

Holman Hunt
Portrait of Henry Wentworth Monk

Geza von Zorad

Hans Ewort

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas 2014 and a happy new and bright 2015 to everyone .

Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year 

And a typical Danish Christmas treat 
 The Honey Cake 
Have not tasted one of this for more than 40 years .
Our beloved Hasle Baker Stubb Holm used to make 
a special Christmas cake.
 It was a sort of Pepper cake but not brown like others
this were pale grayish with pink glaze.
His were made in  different Christmas shapes . A nan, a horse and a tree.
 Most were covered in dark pink sugar glaze.
The cakes were hard and difficult to bite in, baked from a  very pale  grey white dough
and then decorated  with a pink sugar with  fine details which  in a thin white sugar
almost like Hungarian pepper cakes. 
The horse which I loved the most was dipped in dark Chocolate
 and edged with green colored Cocos.
Would love to know that old recipe .
The picture underneath shows danish Honey Cakes,
 they are not anything like the Stubb-Holm Peppercake. 
Though except his were also sold in Christmas time.