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notorious by EmmaMount notorious by EmmaMount
20x30" oil on canvas
my tribute to Hitchcock's sophisticated ice cool blondes
i guess she's a combination of Grace Kelly, Tippi Hedren, Janet Leigh, Eva Marie Saint etc
complex, always beautiful, flawed, iconic and bewitching

i randomly picked a handbag from a fashion mag to use as reference to paint this one, and later found out it was the Alexander McQueen 'Novak' bag - spooky!
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wildheaven Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
amazing work!!!!!
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
so kind, thankyou!
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009   Traditional Artist
Again gorgeous painting of an elegant lady.The background pattern is fantastic and works very well. :)
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
thanks so much, you are very kind, background took hours so i'm glad you like it!
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009   Traditional Artist
No need to mention it,you did a wonderful job. :)
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girl-in-CPU Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
Gorgeous contrasting colours. Love her expression and love green! That big fits perfectly in this piece :)
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
thanks so much for your thoughtful comments!
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girl-in-CPU Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
Absolute pleasure :)
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cjrogers1993 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
great detail!
and the outfit and styling is perfect!!!!!!!!! ♥
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
thanks so much you're really kind
those hitchcock ladies really knew how to work the femme fatale look!
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katastrophes Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
I definitely see the Hitchcock inspiration,
and your model is just as lovely
as any of those ice queens on screen.
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
aw, thanks so much for the lovely comment
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alfrancis Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
She reminds me of Bridgitte Nielson... you have a lovely talent.
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
she does a little, i wasn't thinking of her, she's a made up Hitchcock lady:-)
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3Star Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006   Digital Artist
Beautiful piece and beautiful detail... :D
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006
thanks, you're really kind
i think this one is my favourite of the series maybe?
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Stepbeyond Featured By Owner May 14, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
another wonderful painting. The detail/tones on the hand bag are so good. The woman looks clearly at a distance from the back wall---like the obvious 3D effect. Very fine work
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006
thankyou, i'm so glad you like her, i think she is my favourite:)
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Stepbeyond Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
that is a beautiful piece---and a 30x4o?---that must be a sight. :)
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hattieblue Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006
You certainly caught the look of these actresses, again beautiful work Honey x
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006
thanks:cuddle:
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hattieblue Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006
You are so welcome - loved the title of this one especially!
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thexenka Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2006   Photographer
i love love love love it.
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
that's so sweet, thanks so much and for the fav, really kind!:hug:
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cherryblosssom Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006
try also one of Fassbinder's vamps - Margit Carstensen or Hanna Schygulla - they could be good models for you
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006
hehe! have not heard of this person either! but probably should have
will look him up this afternoon:)
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cherryblosssom Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006
no problem, you shouldn't have.. it's only me with a special interest in cinematography :D
and you should concentrate on your paintings, this is more important and you have a lot of talent at this :) (love the ones with the sneakers and shoes, too) ---> see this --> [link]

regards!!
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006
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hehehe! wasn't expecting that :laughing:

i did join ~shoeoholics here on DA but i'm not that far gone! ;-)
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phillustrator Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
Very cool. Love the patterns in the backgrounds of this set of paintings. I tend to do wallpaper background, too. It adds interest without taking focus away from the figure. Great! The foreground/background relationship is interesting. Figure jumps out. Great expression. Kind of a "fuck you" look. She is confident, bold and says what she thinks. No one will tell her differently.
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
thanks!
i have seen and like your shadowy wallpapers, and how you have things stuck to them with sticky tape, it gives it lots of depth. i find my wallpaper patterns really make the image more 3D, and i try to make their skin quite pale in contrast to the busy pattern behind, its working so far.....
This girl's my favourite too so far, funny you saw NorthbyNorthwest yesterday, its my favourite Hitchcock
One of your pics has the plane from it in the background!
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phillustrator Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
A slight shadow on the wallpaper would also make the foreground figure pop. But that might interfere with the style.
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MySweetPhantom Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2006
lovely really lovely
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2006
thanks so much
and happy new year to you!:heart:
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Adnil Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats absolutely beauuuuuuuuuuuutiful!I LOVE that handbag...I want have one just like that!Heheee
The woman herself looks dangerously beautiful..very sophisticated and you never know whats behind her perfect smile....

Another one of your brilliant works...!
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
thanks for coming by and commenting, and for seeing so much in her
i like to think she has a small pistol hidden in her handbag!!
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Adnil Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah..thats EXACTLY how she looks.Like she would have that little sexy bond-girl-like pistol in her handbag...!
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jodivine Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
eh, pretty! i love her dress. and that bag *_*
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
ooh thanks for checking her out!
(dress and bag by Alexander McQueen ;-) i sourced them from a magazine)
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jodivine Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
you're welcome! thats a really nice one. i love the background too ^_^
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funrama Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
That handbag isn't painted with the same contrast and lighting as the rest of the figure, maybe the photo is bad, but nevertheless the handbag looks great, it's all super quality painting yau have here!
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
no, you got me!!
i left the handbag till last while i decided what colour to do it to compliment the rest of the painting
and then i really got into it as i was going along, putting in lots of light and dark to try and make it come to life.
then when i was finished i could totally see that that meant there's absolutely not enough shading and dark shadows in that dress now which looks too washed out:stupidme:
and i got lazy and announced it finished anyway!!!
there is more tone and shade in her chest/skin area but the flash washed that out, but you're dead right about the dress
but i get so impatient, my mind and my ideas are miles ahead of the brush, i just can't wait to get on to the next painting.....

thanks for checking me out, you must have about 1000 visitors/watchers, i love your talent and ideas
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winst Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005  Professional General Artist
omg, amazing job AGAIN on the dress and handbag! :jawdrop: :drool:

again, that unique cutout quality just seriously wins me over. :+fav:
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005
hehe!!
again, i really appreciate your praise as im in awe of your skills!
your stuff actually looks like you know how to paint:) - i'm kind of teaching myself as i go
i know i don't paint 'properly' but kinda like how they end up anyway
thanks so much for the fave! :beer:
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winst Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005  Professional General Artist
haha 'proper' -- screw that. I have no idea what I'm doing either :drool: When I first picked up my paintbrushes and dabbed them in oil, my teacher was like "just do whatever because I don't have time for you" (our art program sucks, actually it's non-existant) and so ... I did that, and I'm scared to go to college because I'm sure EVERYTHING I do is so unorthodox (painting with paper towels more than brushes now, and I love using my entire hand to smudge things ;p thankfully acrylics aren't toxic / are water soluble)
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timmount Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005   Traditional Artist
BEAUUtiful daarling!!!
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005
thankyou daarling!!!
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DoctorBalls Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005
Emma
Your skill and composition once again leave me with my mouth hanging open.
love and kisses
Iaian
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005
haha! thankyou, but don't be catching flies because of me!

tom jones was ace!!! by the way
He had everyone in the pub dancing and laughing, and belted Delilah, Pussycat and all the rest out like he was going to take the roof off! just like the real thing. the party went with a real blast, mum was blown away. Especially when he got a few of her male guests up to perform to 'you can leave your hat on!' with him.
wasn't really prepared for seeing my dad and brother strip!:jawdrop:
and mum's mates were all throwing their knickers, and my 83yr old great aunt was up dancing and pinching Tom Jones bottom!:omg:
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DoctorBalls Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005
Awesome. Apparantly Tom was the only man Elvis was jealous of. And way to go Gramma...shit...I'm straight but I mighta just pinched Tom's buttocks too. Photos of this blessed event???? And yes...it is frightening to see family members get into the nude.
Tell me he did Thunderball....
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S4pB Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's so gorgeously adorable!!! Love her bag - beautifully real :)
Thank You somuch for the Beauty!!! :rose:
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