Lucille Ball – Watercolor painting

The world honored Lucille Ball, the face of I Love Lucy, on her 100th birthday on August 6.  60 years since “I Love Lucy” first aired, her legacy remains remarkable. I think she has to be the most long lived Hollywood TV star.

Honestly, I haven’t watched a single full episode of the show, but bits and pieces here and there. My first impression was she was a good looking woman and funny. Her big-eyed, full-lipped look didn’t start as comic fodder. She was a model, a movie starlet in the early 1930s and then an actress with minor roles in a handful of good films and bigger roles in many B rated movies.

Then came television, which made Lucille Ball. In return, she and Arnaz, her husband, partner and co-star, made TV comedy what it is to this day.

Because the show was black and white, it is not easy to remember she had red hair. I was trying to capture her iconic beauty with bright red lips, striking red hair, and huge blue eyes framed by long lashes and well-crafted brows. Hope I’ve captured them all in my artwork. Prints are available for sale on my Etsy shop.

This “I Love Lucy” watercolor art  is part of my watercolor portrait series. Right now, I don’t know whom I want to draw next.



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