My first painting of 2020!
Technically started in December of 2019... but... I FINISHED IT TODAY!
I was moved and inspired by the wonderful photography and costumes of Grimilde Malatesta and asked her if I might paint from her photos.
She gave me permission, and I was overjoyed.
The gold leaf throughout the background doesn't scan well. It's truly something you must see in person.
Acryla Gouache and Gouache on 14x20 inch Hot Press Arches watercolor paper