Marilyn Monroe 2 original art 11 x 14 inches oil painting on canvas in the style of contemporary realism. Marilyn Monroe 2, an original oil painting by the artist. This is the second Marilyn Monroe portrait that Kristen has painted. Her first Marilyn was on a larger 24” x 24” canvas.
This would be once again Norma Jean, recreated as movie star and legend, Marilyn Monroe. In her biography “My Story” written by author Ben Hecht, Norma Jean talks about being a shy, awkward kid that no one would talk to. Her schoolmates ignored her.
Much of Marilyn’s childhood was spent in an orphanage. One day she borrowed a tight sweater from one of her orphanage “sisters” and when she attended her math class all of the boys noticed her curves and would not stop talking to her. This was her epiphany, her “lightbulb” moment when she realized that her sexuality could get her what she wanted. Norma Jean was on her way to creating glamorous celebrity movie star and sex siren, Marilyn Monroe.
Marilyn’s continued allure and fame is a tribute to her tenacity and her uniqueness. She was truly a sex symbol and a major film star of the 1950’s and 1960’s. She went from awkward, shy and ignored to the greatest sex goddess of all time, with her platinum blond hair, red lips and breathy voice, she created the ultimate female icon. Marilyn Monroe is Kristen’s favorite female pin up and old Hollywood movie star.
“When I paint Marilyn I get a feel of who she really was. Painting a portrait gives me insight into the person’s personality and I feel I can peek into their soul. Art for me is definitely an emotional experience where I feel connected to whomever or whatever I am painting or drawing.”This is a great piece for any collector of Marilyn Monroe or old Hollywood.