Painting Patience, part 1

I’m now illustrating the poster for the next Gilbert & Sullivan show to be performed by the Bucks County G&S Society in June: Patience.  Just started painting the finish, and I’ll show the work in various stages as it progresses.

patiencepartial1 The character of Patience is a milkmaid with a good head on her shoulders – not one of those young ladies who become infatuated with the latest fad or celebrity.  If you click on the art above, the sketch will enlarge a bit and you can see some of the pencil lines for the rest of the sketch.  As I paint in the others in the cast I’ll tell you about their characters as well – it’s a funny premise for a play, and actually correlates pretty well to some of today’s trends too.