Elsy Menko – Artist style #2
Girl with scarf
The portraits Michael Kovner painted of his wife Mimi and her friend Michal served as my inspiration for this portrait. My dark-haired and dark-eyed 18-year old granddaughter Orr was my model. I worked from one of the many pictures I took of her. The technique used is the one described in the book “It’s all about the face” by Phyllis Cullen and Cindy Richard. I find Kovner’s use of a very colorful background in combination with very colorful clothes very striking. I tried to incorporate this in my piece.
Cotton fabrics, tule, machine and hand quilting.
Michael Kovner – Mimi with scarf, 1985
Michael Kovner – Michal, 1985