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Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?  
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2934 times:

Television artist Rolf Harris has unveiled his portrait of the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
The portrait, commissioned to mark the monarch's 80th birthday next year, is said to be an "impressionistic", rather than a "photographic", representation.
So what do you think?  Silly

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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

I think "television artist" is a bit harsh. Whatever people might think of Harris, he is a noted artist beyond his TV appearances.


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

I think it's pretty cool that he got to do it, he's a popular guy. I didn't even realise the Queen was 80!

User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2907 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 2):
I didn't even realise the Queen was 80!

She isn't.

Regards, Robert  bouncy 



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 3):
She isn't.

She was born on 21st April 1926.

So, 79 and two thirds.  Wink



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2887 times:

Great trivia question: Does the Queen know how to drive a car?

BTW, nice to see a portait representing her age more realistically. Sorry limey friends, but your stamps and currency are laughable.



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2883 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 5):
Does the Queen know how to drive a car?

Of course. Her old Land Rover came up for sale on E-bay not that long ago. Big grin



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 5):
Great trivia question: Does the Queen know how to drive a car?

Yes she does. And heavy cars too. When I was a child we were driving in the area of Windsor Great Park when my father looked in rear-view mirror to see HM behind the wheel of the Rover P5 car behind us. This was somewhere in the late 1960's.

Regards, Robert  bouncy 



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

I was expecting one of Rolf's pen and ink characatures but this is actually quite nice! Well Done, Rolf.

Charles, SJ



The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 5):
Sorry limey friends, but your stamps and currency are laughable.

They get updated periodically. It's been a while since the last one. Think about it, how expensive would it be to constantly update them.



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineLeonB1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2871 times:

I'd have preferred something a little more like this...  Wink



User currently offlineTNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

Wow - and I bet that She can hold it by the edges and make "wobble" noises with it as well !!!! Big grin  thumbsup 
Nice portrait though.
Cheers
Bill



"...every aircraft is subtly different.."
User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2839 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 5):
Great trivia question: Does the Queen know how to drive a car?

As others have answered yes, but she was also trained as a Women's army mechanic.

Quoting TNboy (Reply 11):
Wow - and I bet that She can hold it by the edges and make "wobble" noises with it as well !!!!

 rotfl 

As for the painting - it's nice that she's starting to consider her wider responsibilities and employed an Australian to paint this portrait. Why anybody needs 180 portraits of themselves I'll never know, but I appreciate the work that Harris has put into this. Nice one.

QFF


User currently offlineJake056 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

Nice representation of the Queen. But I think the portrait is too tall and narrow. It looks too "tight" for my taste. I'd prefer a picture not cropped so close.

User currently offlineNordair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2829 times:

He did a good job on the painting. I'm rather relieved it wasn't a nude portrait.

User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2810 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 12):
As others have answered yes, but she was also trained as a Women's army mechanic.

I had heard that she'd been trained to drive an ambulance. (Don't mention the war!)



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2062 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2781 times:

Quoting Nordair (Reply 14):
I'm rather relieved it wasn't a nude portrait.

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

I think the portrait makes her nose look weird, and shes got an  devil  stare about her. Apart from her face its a good picture. She thinks it makes her look friendly  crazy . She probably doesn't like it, no one else does either.

QFA380


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 16):
She probably doesn't like it, no one else does either

She doesn't comment on any portraits - ever. She can't really, if she ever said she loved one of them, everyone would notice if she didn't say anything about a different one.

But I think this is quite a nice one. It's quite a warm portrait.

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 12):
it's nice that she's starting to consider her wider responsibilities and employed an Australian to paint this portrait.

 Yeah sure Big grin



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

Banco -

Your point?

You knew I had to.  Wink

QFF


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 18):
Banco -

Your point?

You knew I had to.

Hence the Big grin

 Wink



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

I think Rolf would get away with it, if it weren't for that leer on her face. The mouth is too wide and the teeth are too visible. Those gnashers wouldn't look out of place on Austin Powers.  Big grin

User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

The Queen looks like John Cleese in drag in that picture.

User currently offlineTSV From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2688 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Thread starter):
So what do you think?

Good grief - the portrait looks like a portrait of my Mother! Funny thing is she is only a couple of months younger than the Queen. (and NO - thank goodness - I don't look like any of the Princes and am definitely not bald.)

Quoting TNboy (Reply 11):
Wow - and I bet that She can hold it by the edges and make "wobble" noises with it as well !!!!

They specifically said in the News reports that it was actually painted on a canvas and NOT on a wobble board. So you won't see her dancing around wobble boarding singing "Tie that stupid idiot Phillip down Sport, tie that stupid idiot Phillip down."

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 21):
The Queen looks like John Cleese in drag in that picture.

Ya reckon? I'll tell my Mum that one anyway! (After telling her that it looks like her)



"I told you I was ill ..." Spike Milligan
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3769 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

Damn! Her Majesty looks like an evil chipmunk!  eek 

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
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