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 […]
My original medium for portraits is graphite. I love the soft fullness and the delicacy graphite lends to faces. I was amazed to discover how a face could be depicted in one color. I think this was when I truly began to discover what value meant-in an artistic sense! These are two of my favorite […]
My newest painting! I felt like Monet while I worked:) The Waterlilies 20″ x 24″ Acrylic on Gallery-wrapped canvas Thank you to one of my Christmas Angels for the canvas, and to a kind friend for the amazing source photo!
I have to confess, the sixth Strong Women of Opera portrait, (Verdi’s Aida) went together so quickly and smoothly that I have less pictures than usual of the process! She was a beauty from the very beginning! Note the funny smear on the right. I had an idea that her arm would be out-flung against […]