Friday, October 7, 2011


Riding High (1959)

Here is a classic witch painted by the king of the pin-ups, Gil Elvgren.

According to the Sexywitch blog:

Gil Elvgren‘s ‘Riding High’ is probably the most famous of all pin-up witches, the GGA (‘good girl art’) against witch all other calendar and pulp-cover witches are measured. Elvgren himself has been described as “the Norman Rockwell of cheese-cake”! The same writer explains that “Elvgren has joined the ranks of Petty and Alberto Vargas as one of the premiere American pin-up artists”. Coincidentally, and conveniently, both of these other artists produced pin-up witches that will feature in forthcoming posts, along with work by Freeman Elliot, Bill Layne, Ren Wicks and others.

Below are two photographs of the original artist’s model posing for this painting.

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1 comment:

Paladin said...

A Classic.

I like looking at Elvgrens reference pictures too. There are several pictures floating around the net of Elvgren's reference photos for various artworks and I find them almost as interesting as the end result illustration.

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