New Portrait!
 
  October is one of my favorite months, the perfect time to begin a new portrait:) It seems fitting that I begin one of the portraits I have been excited to explore since before the beginning of this project...

  Is now the time to confess that I'm excited to paint more than eighty of opera's strongest women? 

  However, the one I was referring to is Violetta Valery, the heroine of Verdi's La Traviata. I adore La Traviata. Even in the early day, before I understood Italian, back when I was watching videos of La Traviata with only Russian or German subtitle (I didn't understand them either) the opera still made me cry by the end...every single time! 

  Violetta will be the next strong woman of opera! And I really think she is one of the strongest ladies in opera...