Mistress Adrienne, a resident of New York and a great lover of the opera is here shown relaxing at one of her favourite operas, Richard Strauss’ Salome. She gazes at us imperiously, showing off her stylish red heels on the balcony.
The style is something of an experiment, deliberately looser in feel to give the impression of immediacy .
Sadly Mistress Adrienne passed away in December 2019.
Earlier in the previous year I met and dined with her in London and made the above sketch. As sometimes happens, I wasn’t quite happy with it so held onto it and finished it off at home.
I was going to give it to her next time she visited.
She never came this way again.
I passed on the sketch to her good friend and collaborator Mistress Ariana