Elvis Presley, also known as “The King,” is an original oil painting by the artist. This piece is from Kristen’s celebrity art icon series. Elvis Presley is her favorite male iconic superstar. As a young girl, Kristen watched all of Elvis Presley’s movies, from Jailhouse Rock to Blue Hawaii, and as many young girls, dreamed of running away and marrying this talented singer. Elvis stole her heart so as an adult she decided to put his likeness down on canvas.
Elvis with his jet black hair and blue eyes and sweet sounding voice was the ultimate romantic lead and was a joy for her to paint. She said that when she was painting his portrait, that with each brush stroke of paint color and with each changing shape, that she fell in love with Elvis all over again. “I never know how a painting is going to end up.
I start the canvas very loosely with large brush strokes using burnt umber paint and the painting starts to get a life of its own. I let the painting tell me where it wants to go. Somehow this works for me. I felt the connection to Elvis and I let that ‘feeling’ tell me what to paint and how to paint next.”
This Elvis painting finished with a dark blue background to match his eyes. Elvis was the King and will always be the King. He was a unique superstar, a talented singer and musician, and one of Hollywood’s best.
This is a celebrity painting of Elvis Presley, done in a modern realism style, with high contrast and strong colors. A contemporary perfect piece for the collector who appreciates old Hollywood, rock and roll music and the unique qualities and talent of Elvis Presley. It is a 24″ x 24″ canvas.