The Story Behind The Painting: Queen Mabb


29×21 inches, watercolor on paper. I was primarily inspired by the dialog that Marcushio, (Romeo’s cousin) had in Romeo and Juliet, about the Queen of Dream.

Something about a fairy who rides in a chariot made of a chestnut, who dominates dreams, and crushes young maidens. I was very impressed by it, when I heard it.

I was working on this painting, and around this time, my friend Linda was caring for her nephew Khan. I was giving Khan an art lesson, and he ended up giving me an art lesson. He was drawing a bird mask. The concept was similar to what you see here.

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