Friday, June 11, 2010

Booty: Pretty Pirate Pictures Part II

Gil Elvgren was an incredibly talented artist who worked for book companies, periodicals, advertisers and Hollywood from the 1930s until his death in 1980. Born Gilette Elvgren in March, 1914, he was influence by artistic giants like Charles Dana Gibson and - a Triple P favorite - Howard Pyle. He is best remembered, despite the broad sweep of his brush, for his gorgeous pinup paintings of the '50s and '60s. He is my favorite painter of the genre and many a current photographer and artist have Elvgren to thank for their own style.

Aside from loving the ladies (like any self-respecting freebooter), Elvgren seems to have had a special place in his heart for the sea. Many of his pinups depict gorgeous gals in nautical situations. Allow me to offer just a few.

Did I mention his work was delightful? If you want to know more about the talented Mr. Elvgren, would like to own copies of some of his work, or just want to see cowgirls, lady traffic cops and a whole lot of black and pink lingerie, click over to the wonderful Elvgren Pinup website. You can't go wrong.
Finally, on another note all together and if you haven't yet, please consider donating as little or as much as you can to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. The little guy in our last painting (and his family and friends) need a lot more help than Gil Elvgren's model can supply. Thank you Brethren; Happy Friday!


Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! Love, love, LOVE the pin-up girls!

"Does SHE come with the ship?"

Happy Friday, Pirate Queen!

Pauline said...

Ahoy, Timmy! Me too! I also love pelicans.

And no, she doesn't.