Soleil Paints “Aria di Amore” 3-27-08

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Soleil Painting “Aria di Amore” 3-26-08


Soleil, my 17 year old daughter, the artist, was asked to donate a piece of  art to the New Orleans Opera Association’s charity ball. This is Soleil’s description of her art:

“This is a very special, original piece by Soleil Lisette Casas commissioned especially for the New Orleans Opera Association in keeping with the ‘Romeo & Juliet’ star-crossed lover’s theme of the Opera Ball. This detailed, mixed media work highlights three operas with authentic sheet music and romantic objects such as velvet and lace to ‘set the stage.'”

The operas Soleil chose include: “Dido & Aeneas,” “Romeo & Juliet,” and “Orfeo ed Euridice.” The painting is a beautiful black, gray, red and white interpretation of romance operas, with a woman singing her “Aria di Amore.” Soleil concepted the piece, took 25 hours to paint it, and created the title. The painting measures 9″X12″.

Soleil’s Painting, “Aria di Amore” 3-27-08

It is a gorgeous piece I wish we could keep! Sigh. It will be auctioned at the New Orleans Opera Association ball to raise money for the opera. Congratulations, Soleil! Your painting is gorgeous and will beautify any wall it adorns… We’re so proud of you!!

Sing with joy, my friends!

Warmly, Dianne