Pride and Prejudice by Lisa Elley. Palette knife painting in oil. 30 x 30 x 1.5 inches. Sides painted, no frame required.


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Painting: Oil on Canvas.

Pride and Prejudice by Lisa Elley. Palette knife painting in oil. 30 x 30 x 1.5 inches. 2014. Sides painted, no frame required.
The lovely, classic features of renowned movie starlet Keira Knightley were intoxicating to paint. Incredible melting brown eyes, perfect cheekbones, lips a confection of pinks.

Pride and Prejudice was released in 2005 Keira Knightley had loved the book since she was seven, and with her first cheque for acting she bought a doll's house of the hero's mansion.She said of her character, "The beauty of Elizabeth is that every woman who ever reads the book seems to recognise herself, with all her faults and imperfections. If you give an actress who is even remotely good the chance to play a fantastic character like that, they are going to revel in it." Variety wrote about her portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet: "Looking every bit a star, Knightley, who's shown more spirit than acting smarts so far in her career, really steps up to the plate here, holding her own against the more classically trained Matthew Macfadyen, as well as vets like Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Penelope Wilton and Judi Dench with a luminous strength that recalls a young Audrey Hepburn. More than the olderJennifer Ehle in the TV series, she catches Elizabeth's essential skittishness and youthful braggadocio, making her final conversion all the more moving." The film grossed more than $100 million worldwide, and Knightley earned a Golden Globe nomination and an Oscar nomination (the Oscar ultimately went to Reese Witherspoon). The Academy Award nomination made her the third-youngest performer ever nominated. BAFTA's decision not to nominate her drew criticism from Pride & Prejudice producer Tim Bevan.

Well, I just had to paint her, and I named the painting Pride and Prejudice because it's one of my favorite stories, and it's fitting for her I think.

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Keywords: People, Pop, Portrait, Star, Famous, Celebrity, Movie Star, Eyes, Face, Icon, Movies, Keira Knightley

Subjects: Celebrity

Styles: Figurative, Portraiture, Pop Art

Mediums: Oil

Materials: Canvas

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