Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Almost Pretty In Pink

Is there anybody else out there who can remember Pretty in Pink, a 1980's movie featuring the then teen sensation Molly Ringwald?  Oh, how I loved that movie as a teen.  Even more than the movie, I loved Molly.

I loved Molly so much that for a short period in 1987 I wanted to be her.  When I contemplate why I loved her so much, I think it was because she was the only teenager I knew who had skin that didn't tan who was cool.  That was a big deal to me.  Not only did Molly not tan, she could wear pearls, a cardigan, a vest, white pumps and a hat AND the hottest and coolest boy in school wanted to date her. Man, it must have been good to be her.

Today's watercolour study is a homage to Ms Ringwald, featuring some flowers that are (almost) pretty in pink.  I was experimenting with a "free" form of watercolour, leaving brush-strokes in and the odd pencil line.  I think it's OK.  Nothing to really write home about, but good enough to stay out of the bin (for now).

Anyway, thanks ever so much for stopping by and seeing what I've been up to.  If you are feeling you are needing a 1980's Molly fix, click here for a You Tube snapshot of this classic teen-angst movie.  (Seriously, click on the link.  It features one of my absolute favourite 1980's hits.  I bet you'll love it too if you love 80's classic gold! :-))

Hope you are having a great week, I'll see you 'round soon!


1 comment:

  1. I was also a Pretty in Pink fan, I have always loved people who are individuals.

    Your painting is so sweet, it looks innocent, I guess like we all were back in the Pretty in Pink days :)


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