Wouldn't it be Loverly?
We're in the homestretch for my 90 in 90, and some of the big names have been left undone. And not on purpose. Somehow I try and relate what I paint to my day. Some days that's easier than others. My Fair Lady has almost been painted several times. In fact, once I started a drawing, and then got pulled onto another project briefly, where inspiration struck.
I like this painting. The character reminds me of the sorts of figures I like to compose most. There's something archetypical about this stage show, and I love characters who are well rendered, yet paper-thin. I've heard that description of Dickens' writing as well. Humorous and broad, yet true. I don't know how true I'm being, but I did enjoy her expression. It's tough to imagine this woman dominating a gala event, but...that's the point, right? I bet we all have untapped resources of charm when forced to smile. That will make all the difference.
Posted by Wilson Swain