Study of Irma, 12" x 12", Graphite & White Chalk on Stonehenge, completed 3/27/07
St. Irma, 8" x 8", Oil on Panel, completed 1/07
After learning about the history of Irma Rombauer through press at the time of the Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition publication, I needed to paint her portrait. In doing so, I came to the idea of sanctifying celebrity women chefs. I painted the portrait on the right in January from the only photo I could find of her on the Internet. The drawing on the left I did yesterday as my Coffee Hour Drawing to work on my portrait drawing skills.