I didn't know much about this lady, other than lots of people like t reproduce her distinctive images of herself.
I chose to work from an early photograph, yet still managed to get the somewhat "stern" appearance.
I worked with water-soluble oils and dry brushes on 230gsm water-colour paper...
keeping my palette simple, and using burnt/earthy tones.
This is stil a work in progress, as I want to get quite a "rich" effect in the overall picture by using deeper more vibrant colours, as well as metallic effects and patterns.
Not blogging much as the sun came out long enough to attack the garden, and I have a busy week(especially Wednesday :D)
Enjoy :D XXX