Lady Macbeth is one of the most famously strong characters in both literature and opera. I was very excited to begin her. Actually, it was supposed to be Lucia di Lammermoor, but then I began to question whether or not Lucia was all that strong. She’s the victim of a terrible tragedy, and then she goes mad.
While I decide, I went for painting a tartan anyway:) (Yes, the real incentive-and red hair!)
Now this is shaping up beautifully! By this point, I was researching tartans, brocade, and crowns.
I was very pleased with the addition of the jewels and fur trim. Also, I redid the hands.
I spent hours researching Scottish castles and medieval stained-glass! I used a post-it note as a stencil for the design of her brocade. She needed some kind of headdress, but I didn’t want a medieval veil. I associate them with meekness. The concept behind the net is good, but too heavy! All the white immediately draws the viewer’s eye.
I liked this! I painted in the hair again, but left a shimmer of white to show the hair-net.
I have since signed the painting, and she is completed! I thoroughly enjoyed my adventure with Lady Macbeth.