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Mairzie Dotes
07-19-2010, 01:54 PM
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Happened to hear that our honorable member in residence, ScottF has
celebrated a recent birthday and felt inspired to send him a little gift.
Am still in an Art Deco mood and thought ... THAT'S IT! A rad period
portrait of Scott in a sleek Tux and tie might be a nice surprise. Though
I only had Scott's avatar image to refer to ... here it is ... a most dapper
Scott that any "It Girl" would stand in line to dance the Charleston with.

Scott, hope you like your Art Deco inspired portrait and to celebrate your
special day ... below are some Busby Berkeley related chefs who have
baked you more than one festive cake because we weren't sure if you
were the chocolate or vanilla kind of "swell." :)


----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDLps3jrbpc&feature=related



~~~~~~~~~~~~~ :) Happy Birthday ScottF :) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~





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L Skylar Brown
07-19-2010, 04:05 PM
I think I see a transition from ScottF to F Scott (Fitzgerald) Very classy, Dollface.

Caesar
07-19-2010, 10:25 PM
Very kind of You and best wishes to our dearest ScottF who evidently received also an hair replenishment and re-pigmentation as a birthday gift! :D
This new style of Yours, dear Mair, is very elegant and masterfully executed!

pat1940
07-20-2010, 12:40 AM
Mairzie, what beautiful art deco, be proud it is fantastic:):):)

Mairzie Dotes
07-20-2010, 02:09 AM
I think I see a transition from ScottF to F Scott (Fitzgerald) Very classy, Dollface.



L Skylar Brown,
A gracious thank you for such a lovely reply and ... had only a vague
recall on who F. Scott Fitzgerald might be and based on your comment,
decided to Google a F.S.F. photo to research what he looked like and ...
OMG ... look what I found! The below image has an :eek: uncanny :eek:
resemblance in the way that I envisioned, then painted Scott F's Art Deco
persona, in particular the pose. You have one amazing perceptive ability.
Unbelievable ... most unbelievable! :) :) :)


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Evart
07-20-2010, 04:35 AM
He cracks me up with those bulging eyes of his. I like the crazy character he played. He sort of reminded me of Alphalfa on the little rascals. lol Awesome drawing.

justjean
07-20-2010, 05:57 AM
I do declare... I think you nailed FSF Mairzie, altho I do think you forgot to put his drink in his hand :D

Lima
07-20-2010, 09:23 AM
Very kind of You and best wishes to our dearest ScottF who evidently received also an hair replenishment and re-pigmentation as a birthday gift! :D
This new style of Yours, dear Mair, is very elegant and masterfully executed!
I agree... very nice Mairzie and Scott:cool:

Mairzie Dotes
07-20-2010, 09:27 AM
He cracks me up with those bulging eyes of his. I like the crazy character he played. He sort of reminded me of Alphalfa on the little rascals. lol Awesome drawing.


Evart,
There were quite a few F. Scott Fitzgerald photos I found during my
Google search this morning but the one that I connected with and
posted above has a remarkable comparison (pose wise) re: how I
painted our ScottF. I am not familar with any characters that F.S.F.
may have played but based on his period photos, he does seem to
have rather hypnotic "Betty Davis" eyes.

Your positive response on the painting is much appreciated. :)

L Skylar Brown
07-20-2010, 09:40 AM
Mairz - F Scott Fitzgerald was a writer (The Great Gatsby). He tried making it in Hollywood- as a screenwriter, but by then He was too emmeshed with alcohol and a disintegrating wife. A tragic figure, really. You should read some of his writings, tho.

Lee
07-20-2010, 09:55 AM
Dear Miss Mairzie, Lovely! just lovely!! and Happy Birthday ScottF!!!,,,,, think Miss Mairzie could start a new career doing charactures in this style, very yesterday updated for today!!! very cool!!!:)

justjean
07-20-2010, 10:18 AM
Mairz - F Scott Fitzgerald was a writer (The Great Gatsby). He tried making it in Hollywood- as a screenwriter, but by then He was too emmeshed with alcohol and a disintegrating wife. A tragic figure, really. You should read some of his writings, tho.

Mairze Dotes, didn't mean to offend but FSF the writer is who I was referring too :o

Mairzie Dotes
07-20-2010, 06:36 PM
I do declare... I think you nailed FSF Mairzie, altho I do think you forgot to put his drink in his hand :D


justjean,
My only intent was to portray one of our eminent Art Rage members
in the favorable way that is befitting his distinguished presence in
this forum but in a period, art related persona. F. Scott Fitzgerald
sadly, could not presently compare to our valued friend but speaking
of drinking ... I will be happy to raise a tall frothy mug of Ovaltine and
toast a most happy birthday to our friend ScottF. Three cheers Scott! :) :) :)

Alexandra
07-21-2010, 12:56 AM
Deco delightful MaryAnn. That was a unique time and you have painted and designed the art so well!

barnburner
07-21-2010, 04:13 AM
Very well done!:)

Mairzie Dotes
07-21-2010, 08:53 PM
I agree... very nice Mairzie and Scott:cool:


orianelima,
Am happy to know that you approve, thank you! Tried to determine what
color ScottF's eyes were but only had a blurred, resized avatar image to
refer to, below. It appears as if Scott's eyes might be blue so I added a
touch of blue to personalize the stylized portrait. Hope I made the correct
evaluation. :)



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coops
07-22-2010, 05:45 AM
Mairzie this is just splendid and such a fitting tribute to Scott. You have captured the era perfectly:)

Alexandra
07-22-2010, 10:48 PM
I had to visit again MaryAnn. Now that you have enlarged his avatar, I see his beautiful smile and you captured it so well. Belated wishes for his birthday and it was so nice of you.:)

sabena
07-22-2010, 11:34 PM
Fantastic Marzie for this tribute to Scottf

Mairzie Dotes
07-23-2010, 04:49 AM
Very kind of You and best wishes to our dearest ScottF who evidently received also an hair replenishment and re-pigmentation as a birthday gift! :D
This new style of Yours, dear Mair, is very elegant and masterfully executed!



Dear Caesar,
The new hair style and peach brandy glow indicates Scott's "speak easy,"
fun loving and savoir faire persona only. During the day he is his regular
happy go lucky, milk and cookies, L.L. Bean attired self. :)


Your positive review and support is greatly appreciated, thank you! :)

Mairzie Dotes
07-23-2010, 05:15 AM
Mairzie, what beautiful art deco, be proud it is fantastic:):):)



pat1930,
You have just made my day even brighter with such a nice response, a
sincere thank you! I had much fun experimenting with Art Deco design,
was in the market for a handsome portrait volunteer and ScottF's
pleasing smile avatar came to mind. :)

ScottF
07-23-2010, 05:27 AM
Wow, blush. :)

Thanks so much Mairzie for the fine piece and thanks to all for your best wishes. Don´t know how I missed this one. Yes the eyes are blue, and Caesar is also correct--you´ve added a bit of hair to my balding pate. As to the comparison of FScott with ScottF, in my day I probably kept up with him and his drinking, and I´ve had a crazy lady or two along the way. :eek: Today, I stick with wine only and my lovely Argentine wife.

Thanks so very much Mairzie!

Mairzie Dotes
07-23-2010, 08:28 AM
Mairz - F Scott Fitzgerald was a writer (The Great Gatsby). He tried making it in Hollywood- as a screenwriter, but by then He was too emmeshed with alcohol and a disintegrating wife. A tragic figure, really. You should read some of his writings, tho.


L Skylar Brown,
I had vague memories of F Scott Fitgerald as an author/writer and also
seeing a movie or two including "The Great Gatsby" and recall not
connecting with it much, possibly because the way it was produced.
Your discription of his personal life is sad and ... so true is the way of
many temperamental artists is it not? Devil's AND Angel's seem to be
two conflicting driving forces in their complicated yet creative lives. :)

Mairzie Dotes
07-23-2010, 07:56 PM
Dear Miss Mairzie, Lovely! just lovely!! and Happy Birthday ScottF!!!,,,,, think Miss Mairzie could start a new career doing charactures in this style, very yesterday updated for today!!! very cool!!!:)



Dear Lee,
Just love that Art Deco influence and really enjoyed the effort. Found
a deco frame and decided to make a stencil and use it to boarder the
portrait. Thought it worked out well visually. A sincere thank you for
such a glowing response. :)

Mairzie Dotes
07-23-2010, 08:10 PM
Mairze Dotes, didn't mean to offend but FSF the writer is who I was referring too :o



justjean,
No offence taken and ... after hearing about F. Scott Fitzgerald's
bottled spirits issue, I would have recommended Ovaltine, with a
spritz of lemon of course! :p ;) :D

Mairzie Dotes
07-23-2010, 08:38 PM
Deco delightful MaryAnn. That was a unique time and you have painted and designed the art so well!


Alexandra,
Started the period influenced portrait thinking I would use a black
and white, Tux and tie theme but moved into color as I continued.

The wide range of creative related options and selections in this
most wonderful Art Rage paint program makes it so enjoyable to
express with art what often we can't with words.

Many thanks for such a positive response. :)

Mairzie Dotes
07-23-2010, 08:43 PM
Very well done!:)



barnburner,
Am happy to know that you enjoyed the painterly effort,
a gracious thank you! :)

Mairzie Dotes
07-23-2010, 08:53 PM
Mairzie this is just splendid and such a fitting tribute to Scott. You have captured the era perfectly:)



coops,
When hearing of ScottF's recent birthday ... it was good enough
reason to celebrate with that Art Deco theme that was still
rolling around in my head. A sincere thank you for such a positive
response. :)

Mairzie Dotes
07-23-2010, 09:03 PM
I had to visit again MaryAnn. Now that you have enlarged his avatar, I see his beautiful smile and you captured it so well. Belated wishes for his birthday and it was so nice of you.:)



Alexandra,
Believe me, there was a lot of "squinting" going on when continually
referring to ScottF's avatar as I painted. :D Tried enlarging his photo
even more but what little detail that was there became a total fuzz
out. Thank you for the nice compliment because I had hoped to
capture that winning smile. :)

Mairzie Dotes
07-23-2010, 09:07 PM
Fantastic Marzie for this tribute to Scottf


sabena,
It is always a pleasure when you stop by and thank you for
taking the time to respond so favorably. :)

Mairzie Dotes
07-23-2010, 10:05 PM
Wow, blush. :)

Thanks so much Mairzie for the fine piece and thanks to all for your best wishes. Don´t know how I missed this one. Yes the eyes are blue, and Caesar is also correct--you´ve added a bit of hair to my balding pate. As to the comparison of FScott with ScottF, in my day I probably kept up with him and his drinking, and I´ve had a crazy lady or two along the way. :eek: Today, I stick with wine only and my lovely Argentine wife.

Thanks so very much Mairzie!



Greetings and a happy belated birthday,
Am really happy to know that I chose your correct eye color and in
wanting to personalize your portrait in some way, I used the eye
dropper tool and picked up the blue shade in your avatar (to the right
of you in the photo) and used that shade for your eyes.

Caesar may have been only "half" right because if the truth be known,
I used my blow dryer to swoop your hair forward for that "evening out
at the Ritz" look. ;) :D

So happy to hear that you have enjoyed your new and distinguished
Art Deco inspired appearance. The wonderful thing about this forum,
in my case at least, there is always something new, interesting and
enlightening to discover as well as being touched and inspired by the
amazing works of art created here ... case in point .....

When F. Scott Fitzgerald was mentioned here, I decided to seek some
related background information and he is indeed most interesting so
thought I'd add some brief points of interest regarding his thoughts
about this most interesting and flamboyant era of Art Deco.

Art and Culture

F. Scott Fitzgerald is responsible for the phrase, "the Jazz Age.” He was
very critical of this new trend of relaxed morals, as can be seen in his
novel, The Great Gatsby.

In the 1920s and 30's Art Deco was all the rage. It gets its name from an
exposition in France, organized by several French artists, the International
Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Art, but may have actually
started in Belgium. Its style consists of shapes and includes zigzagged
lines and mixed-up geometric shapes. The Art Deco style could be seen in
things from railroad stations to the Golden Gate Bridge.

According to F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Art Deco style was shaped by “all
the nervous energy stored up and expended in the War.”



Fond regards to you and family, Scott. :) :) :)



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