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Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:49 am

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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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:57 am

I think "television artist" is a bit harsh. Whatever people might think of Harris, he is a noted artist beyond his TV appearances.
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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:07 am

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!
 
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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:15 am

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

She isn't.

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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:23 am

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

She was born on 21st April 1926.

So, 79 and two thirds.  Wink
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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:41 am

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.
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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:52 am

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
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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:54 am

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.

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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:55 am

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

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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:57 am

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.
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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Thin

Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:06 am

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

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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 7:37 am

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.
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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 7:59 am

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.

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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:09 am

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.
 
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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:18 am

He did a good job on the painting. I'm rather relieved it wasn't a nude portrait.
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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:35 am

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!)
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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:37 pm

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.

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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 7:39 pm

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
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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 7:48 pm

Banco -

Your point?

You knew I had to.  Wink

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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 7:58 pm

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 18):
Banco -

Your point?

You knew I had to.

Hence the Big grin

 Wink
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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:30 am

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
 
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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:36 am

The Queen looks like John Cleese in drag in that picture.
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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:14 pm

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)
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RE: Rolf Harris Paints The Queen: What Do You Think?

Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:34 pm

Damn! Her Majesty looks like an evil chipmunk!  eek 

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