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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
A friend who is a photographer very graciously allows me to use his photographs. This picture of an aspen grove was the first one I did, back during the 101 Day Challenge as Day 22. I also just completed an acrylic painting of the same scene. This is the watercolor rendition. Here is the acrylic. […]
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 […]
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, […]