OOAK Newly Repainted Kish Vinyl Doll Size 16” 40cm Dressed Seasons Doll Moran
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 only Seasons doll 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!
To me, the Seasons sculpt seems endearing, compassionate and caring. 16-inch Seasons has a gentle, kind face with such large eyes, ones that paint can make luminous.
The buyer will receive one dress of her choice. (1) An ecru dress with blue embroidery by Boneka. (2) An aqua dress with lace, lovely shoes, and stockings.
The buyer will receive one new wig. Nancy will add freckles and earrings (earrings at cost) upon request.
Seasons has her Kish COA and my own COA. There is no doll box.
Here is the web page that Nancy created for the two Seasons dolls (one doll was purchased outside of eBay):
Seasons Dolls were designed by Helen Kish and produced by White Balloon International Doll Company of Valencia in Spain. They were distributed in the USA by Paradise Galleries. These Seasons dolls were produced in 2003 (date on certificate) and are retired. Size is sixteen inches (40 cm) in vinyl, strung with five joints.
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.