Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Coffee Hour Drawing

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.


Celia Pleete said...

Oh my god, I love this! We loved Irma Rombauer's poached egg recipe so much we named our blog "Mad Vortex," after "swirl the hot water into a mad vortex." Brilliant writing, and your portraits are wonderful!!

Jennie Traill Schaeffer said...

Thank you for the wonderful compliment Celia. I've checked out your blog and may mention it in the future.