These paintings came out of my head. By that, I mean that I didn't have any photos to get my bearings. I wanted to do a face....and from there it became the island woman. I did the single painting first. And I like her. That left me with the left side page....what to do. My book is getting difficult to work in because the left side has so many completed pages that I can't lay the book flat. I decided to continue with the island women theme and painted some friends for the single woman.
I drew the shapes first and then colored them in with my watercolor pencils.
Not sure what's on her mind, but I like the way the skin tones came out.
These young women are ready for a cool stroll on the beach. Here's a close-up of them....
I decided to forgo faces on the smaller surfaces, but I should have added a big flower on a headpiece or dress....oh well.
OK...so it bothered me that I didn't have any flowers for the island women... so I went back and added a couple. Now it's done.
PAINT & WINE class last night. We did a Gauguin painting. Not my best effort and it wasn't one of my favorite paintings...but perhaps that's where the inspiration for the colorful island women came from. It is always a fun time!