This is a living history interpreter in Williamsburg. (Photo reference courtesy of David O’Dell). She is a spinster, which is a person who spins yarn on a drop spindle or a spinning wheel. It is done on velour paper with big fat soft pastels. I get rather stressed when I cannot make fine details and make more of a likeness, but after it was all done and I hid the reference photo, I liked it. It is 10×12.
I refer to myself as a spinster, because I love to spin yarn on my lovely old Ashford Traditional spinning wheel. And, yes, I am married: for almost forty years, now. Thank you, very much. — Virginia C. McCoy
8 thoughts on “Williamsburg Spinster”
Well, you old spinster, you !
Who knew !
I never heard that before. Maybe it morphed into what we usually think of because maiden aunts always spun ?
By the way, she is beautiful.
Looks very much like what I always imagine a lady of her time to be.
I LOVE your “Williamsburg Spinster”! She is so lovely and she looks so kind. It seems like you did a good job on capturing her expression.
Thanks! I’m glad she found a place in your heart. 😍
Love your work and you blog.
Thank you, Anonymous. 🙂 I wish I knew who you were. LOL!