Monday, February 4, 2013

Mug #9 - Pepi aka Stephanie McNair


Pepi, aka, Stephanie (The Dog Walker) McNair

Mug #9, Stephanie 'Pepi' McNair, 4x4" oil on gessobord


Lead # 9 from ‘Supervisor’ Wanda Rottenfusser concerning "The Dog Walker"  suspect in the Hilton Head Caper:

This week the hunt is on for the elusive Stephanie (The Dog Walker) McNair. Pepi, a favorite pseudonym, is one of two known felons who call Hilton Head home. One of the guises she has donned in the past to escape detection is that of Executive and Design Assistant for McNair Builders. We suspect this is a front for money laundering but it has yet to be proven.

We know she is a graduate of the Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida so is well trained in sleight of hand and producing magic with brush and paint. This can be seen in her numerous depictions of landscapes and seascapes. She does not often shoot humans but can be seen furtively skirting the marches and the beaches in the company of what appear to be guard dogs. We must pool our resources and work together to apprehend her. Remember, life should be a circus, not a lot of fools running around being clowns.

See other eye witness accounts (paintings) of the 2012 Hilton Head Caper


I decided one way to ease into painting these 'portraits' was to purchase flesh tone paint so I would have base colors and not agonized over mixing flesh tones.  I read an art magazine article about 3 flesh colored paints used by a portrait artist who did beautiful work.  I hope I can find the article and credit the artist by name in a future post because it has made painting the mugs so much more fun for me.  I will go back to practicing mixing flesh tones again when I feel a bit more comfortable with these little paintings. 

It is amazing how different each of the flesh tones colors are used by the artist yet to be named.  The paints are: Sennelier Blush Tint, Winsor & Newton Flesh Tint, and Gablin Flesh Tint.  The artist also used Sennelier warm gray and a cool gray plus black and  white


The Williamsburg Persian Rose in the picture was not part of the flesh tone palette.  It is a great color I was recommending to a friend.  Its a beautiful color and good for lots of things, but especially helpful to use in summer green landscapes, so they aren't so green.  Again, it was recommended in one of my many art books.  I will take better notes in the future!!

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