My pet project at the moment is my Strong Women of Opera-Portraits. As you’ve probably guessed, I love opera. This is a lot of fun for me, because I love so many operas that my voice will never be suitable for-yet I feel them. I feel the characters, I think I understand who each is, what’s going on in their, (often lovely)! heads.
I have compiled a list of Strong Women of Opera who I want to paint. Originally, this was only going to be a series of my favorite opera heroines on 12″ x 12″ canvases… and then I told my mother about it. My mother is a really wonderful lady, and she thinks big. In less than two hours, the project was reborn and I am so excited!
The original Carmen painting
My other new project involves a certain pen-and-ink squirrel, but he is waiting in the wings as I find my footing with the ladies. You’ll hear more about this soon! In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak…also portraying Carmen!