I’ve always loved the name “Dorabella.” I was painting this while listening to Mozart’s opera “Cosi Fan Tutte” ~ and it was natural to name this piece “Dorabella” after one of the characters. I think that “Dorabella” means “beautiful” (bella) “gift” (dora.)
I have donated the small watercolor above to benefit The Santa Fe Artist’s Emergency Medical Fund. I did not put a reserve on this work and the default starting bid is $50. So please come and bid to support this worthy cause. This year’s annual party and silent auction ~ over 100 Santa Fe artists participating ~ will be held this Sunday, December 15 4-6:30 pm at the Yares Art Projects on 123 Grant Avenue.