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:)
The latest Strong Women of Opera Portrait is of Wagner’s Brünnhilde, or Brünhilde, or however you spell it! This lady is a Valkyrie, daughter of the one-eyed god Wotan, and a central figure in three of the four Ring of the Nibelung. At the end of Die Walküre, the story reaches a spellbinding climax, as Brünhilde […]
Just occasionally, I feel a bit schizophrenic trying to balance several different mediums! Here’s a peak into the artist’s brain; a conversation between me, myself, and I. “You know, that Strong Woman of Opera Portrait sure is taking a long time. I’d better put all my energy into completing it.” “Yes, but what about that […]