Entranced by the portrait of the doomed Dutchman, Wagner’s Senta, from Der fliegende Holländer becomes obsessed with his story. Unable to focus on her spinning, the songs of her friends, or her former love, (the huntsman Eric) Senta longs to be the woman whose faithful love alone can redeem the Flying Dutchman. Here I have portrayed […]
“Seal Bathing” 9″x 12″ Watercolor on paper My great classical study of figures has commenced…It’s not my fault the seal was camera-shy!
The August Strong Women of Opera portrait was of Tchaikovsky’s blind princess, Iolanta. Iolanta is young, innocent and beautiful. She is completely unaware of her condition, and when she meets the knight Vaudemont, she reveals it by twice handing him a white rose when he asks her for a red rose. Iolanta was one of […]
“Sailor Statue” 4″ x 4″ gallery -wrapped acrylic This tiny acrylic (Ok, tiny for me!) was an absolute pleasure to paint! After only two sessions, I was satisfied.
“The Isle” 8″ x 12″acrylic on canvas
9″x 12″ watercolor
Watercolor, 4″x 6″
My most recent small watercolor. I’m calling it “Maple Sunset”. I think I need to come up with less generic names for my paintings! I love colorful leaves. This is 4″x 6″–my new favorite size!
My eighth Strong Women of Opera portrait is of Lakmé, the young and beautiful Hindu priestess in Delibes’s opera by the same name. I was initially impressed by this beginning…then I realized that the upper and lower halves of her face were on two different scales! Alas! –I’ve begun sketching my figures in pencil […]
My newest watercolor! I love the colors, and the grasses in the foreground. This was a lot of fun to paint. I’m calling it “Sunrise”. Can you suggest a better title? This one is too generic for my taste:)