The piece "Melanin Monroe" is inspried by the 1950s beauty icon Marliyn Monroe with a twist. The piece is the African American/black version, of said icon. The painting highlights her infamous blonde hair, bold red lip, and beautiful pearl necklace. 


This acrylic painting is constructed on a  30 x 40 canvas with a studio 3/4 inch profile. Her fur scarf is composed of three types of glitter for the extra glam factor. The background also is composed of chunky red glitter. The canvas is composed of classic cotton strenched and back-stapled to kiln-dried pine. 

Melanin Monroe

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