The Stars in Her Hair
This small painting for IlluXcon was made from the fuzziest photo I may have ever used for reference. I was at a convention in Iowa many, many years ago when I took several pictures of a very lovely young girl whose mother was shepherding me, as artist guest, about the con. I saved those pictures for years and years and only in the last decade did I bring them out and make some drawings and paintings from them. She had a clear, victorian kind of beauty and so inspired this tiny homage to Dante Gabriel Rosetti's "The Blessed Damozel."
- The blessed damozel leaned out
- From the gold bar of Heaven;
- Her eyes were deeper than the depth
- Of waters stilled at even;
- She had three lilies in her hand,
- And the stars in her hair were seven.
Needless to say she has more stars in her hair than seven, because that amount just didn't look right. The whole effect makes me think of the spirit of sleep and nighttime. Below are the other small paintings I did from this same model. All 3 little paintings are sold now.
|The Pearl Circlet|
|The Pearl Earring|
|Don't let the bedbugs bite|