I Painted The Girl in the Bolshevik Cap

I really liked the cap and crazy hair

I really liked the cap and crazy hair

Some people just look great in hats, and this girl was one of them. She had on a Bolshevik cap, with silver tab button on the side. Her hair was blonde, and had a mind of its own. I decided to change color palettes to compliment the Ruskie look, sort of influenced by Malevich and Rodchenko. I wanted it to look like an old Soviet poster. This painting is very small – not my usual 9×12. It measures about 3×5.


  1. severnyproductions
    Posted July 29, 2009 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    cool technique

    • Posted July 29, 2009 at 11:13 am | Permalink

      Hi, Richard.

      Love the beret. If you lived here instead of the UK, I would definitely paint you!

      Thank you,


  2. marctaro
    Posted August 4, 2009 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    wow, you’re getting better and better!

    • Posted August 5, 2009 at 9:16 am | Permalink

      Hey, there Marc.

      Well, I went to San Francisco, and I truly love Mario’s Cigar Bar. I want to paint there! I really want to go back in the fall and just paint. I couldn’t do it this time. Maybe we can meet at a coffee house when I come back, huh? LOVE your watercolors. I’m soooo bad at that medium. You deserve to have every success – you’re that good.



  3. Posted September 9, 2009 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    Fabulous! So direct and lifelike and wonderfully free.

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