OOAK New Repaint Kish Vinyl Doll Size 7.5” Dressed Riley Jointed Knees and Elbow
This autumn was the first time in two years that I had time to paint dolls.
Next I have oil paintings to create. I will not be painting more dolls, therefore, until (perhaps) summer 2017.
This is the last one of two Riley dolls that I am offering.
An heirloom for doll collectors . . . painted by Nancy Lee Moran
A beautiful sculpt, painted by a portrait artist who admires dolls, lovely clothing, lifelike painted eyes = an artistic doll!
Apple Picking Riley and Little Belle Riley are 7.5-inch (19 centimeters) vinyl dolls by Helen Kish, with faces repainted by Nancy Lee Moran in 2016. Both have jointed elbows, knees, shoulders, hips, and necks.
I purchased Little Belle Riley new on eBay. Little Belle Riley of 2012 (Edition 300) has restyled curly pigtails (by Nancy) in her dark mohair, a yellow dress with black embroidery, and a platter hat to keep sun off her face. Her underskirt is black and white striped cotton, with frilly bloomers and two-toned boots with buttons up the sides complete her outfit. She has her box, Kish COA, and my own COA.
Here is the web page that Nancy created for the two Riley dolls:
Nancy used a blush of shadow-colors in creases, dimples, and concave areas of the face. Variations of the cheek color are on the nose and chin, at the skin-corners of the lips, at inner corners of the eyes, along the inner edge of eyelids, in the nostrils, in the collar bone crevice, inside the ears and on earlobes.
None of the paint pigments use lead or cadmium. While painted for adult collectors, the paint is safe around toddlers and babies. Nancy selects paint pigments that meet the highest standards for color permanency (non-fading). She uses artist-grade alkyd-oil paints (in thin translucent glazes) with the addition of alkyd resin to make the paint surface become as flexible as the vinyl and to make it adhere well.
The photos are of the actual doll, taken in natural daylight near a window by Nancy Lee in her smoke-free studio. Nancy is not affiliated with any doll company, creator or manufacturer.
The doll page on the artist’s website (Google: Nancy Lee Moran) shows that each doll she has repainted is unique.
Here is a link to Nancy's Ebay guide, "Painting and Repainting of Vinyl and Resin Dolls." Guide
Nancy Lee Moran's POLICY TO SHOW RESPECT for doll creators is as follows: The dolls I repaint were factory-artisan painted or were blank mannequins. I would not repaint a doll that the artist (Helen Kish) had painted herself, such as some of those in the Kish Signature Line. I would not paint a Kish sculpt in a limited edition of fewer than 300 (preferably 500 or more). I consult the beautiful book I own titled Helen Kish: The Artist and Her Dolls by Louise Fecher (hardcover published in 2006). I am NOT affiliated with any doll company, creator or manufacturer.