The Jester

the jester 24″ x 30″, Acrylic on canvas, 2010

“The Jester” was inspired by the villain Harley Quinn from the animated Batman television series. For a long time I was looking for a young lady to be painted as the female villain. It just so happens around this time I got to know a model by the name Jacqueline Heaven. As time went on I eventually painted Jacqueline as this female villain. As a model she had many great photos to choose from. So this is actually a portrait of Jacqueline Heaven as well. She`s been a sunshine girl twice and appears on numerous model websites. Jacqueline Heaven will be appearing in two more future paintings”. – Riel Benn (click on image to view larger version)