Vintage Mugshot #1, 4 x 4 inch oil on panel
© 2013 Kathleen Coy
I wanted to challenge myself with what I've been learning about skin tones over the last year by painting from a black and white photo. I found some really great vintage mugshots online, and am excited about painting a series. This one is from 1943. As you can see, she was arrested three times. I love the wild hair and defiant look of this gal. I wonder what her story is?