Not too long ago I was asked to create a really special painting, inspired by an actress, a play, and Charlotte Bronte! This painting was done on canvas, measuring 18×24″ and the inspiration behind it was the play “Bronte: A Portrait of Charlotte Bronte”, which ran off-Broadway this year.
This painting was created as a gift for the very talented actress who played Charlotte in the one-woman show. It depicts Charlotte search the moors for a bit of heather to give her dying sister Emily, and also clutching a copy of her book. The dress was inspired by the costume from the show and the landscape inspired by the wild beauty of North Yorkshire.
I was so very pleased to be able to create this piece, especially in honor of one of my favorite authors and for such a talented actress. You can see a trailer for the play HERE. It looks like an amazing play!
And now, it is very much like ‘a gray day on the moors’ here in Oklahoma. It is cold outside— I’d almost forgotten what that was like! Cold and gray and windy. A taste of the seasons to come.
Have a wonderful weekends, my friend!~ Til next time,