Monday, February 24, 2014

Elisabeth Alba - 69 Love Songs

 I uh... don't listen to Magnetic Fields and had no idea what their 69 love songs were! So I looked through all the song titles and "Abigail, Belle of Kilronan" caught my eye, since it sounded like it could be historically based. The lyrics tell the tale of a young man off at war, imagining how his love, Abigail, will someday be the beauty of County Galway. I decided to paint Abigail, praying for her love to come home.

Tried something new... painted it all first with my favorite matte ink (Dr. Ph Martin's Black Star) then layered the color on top. So here is the black and white version... (scanned it in case the color didn't go well)


  1. I know I already mentioned it, but this is so freaking gorgeous! It's made me rethink what I'm gonna be doing for this song, actually, and hopefully in a good way!

  2. I'm glad I didn't go for this one - yours is so splendid.

  3. This is really lovely Lis. Such a terrific expression and mood.

  4. Wow, lovely mood, really pulls me in. Also, her hair is absolutely hypnotizing.


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