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I’ve wanted to paint Jane and Helen for a while, but could never really figure out how I wanted to paint her or which scene to use. Some time last month, however, I saw National Theatre Live’s play via satellite and while I was blown away by the play as a whole, I was particularly moved by the scene of Helen’s death. Of course, I had to paint this scene because it’s such a pivotal moment in Jane’s life, losing the one friend she’s ever had who taught her to be kind.

Most versions show Helen as a redhead, but I wanted to make her as pale and blonde as possible, not only to give her an ethereal look, but to show that she is dying.
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
So beautiful and sad. A moment well captured.
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! This scene broke my heart the first time I read it.
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! And me too :( Such a pivotal event for Jane, though, and so important in developing her into the woman she is.
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The-girl-in-Mirkwood Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
oh so beautiful!
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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NightmareAtDawn Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
very beautiful! I love this piece and how you chose to make her a blonde <3
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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Melstrife Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
Beautiful!
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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