Sunday, January 6, 2013

'An Actress as Cleopatra' by Arthur B.Carles Jr. by Theresa Oats

While I was working on a painting of cleopatra my husband Jim gave me a greeting card that featured this image of the Queen of the Nile by a painter named Arthur B. Charles titled 'An Actress as Cleopatra'.  The actress posed in 1914 and happened to be Mercedes de Cordoba, Mr. Charle's wife. .
 I painted this image (based on the the greeting card) in oils on 8x10 panel for a friend who has also been supportive of my work through out the years and just recently sent a book about the latest discovered artifacts relating to Cleopatra.