Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving. I took some time off from my studio but I was itching to get back to painting. I found a beautiful photo on Pinterest that inspired me to create this lovely lady.
In case you haven't noticed, I love gypsies, hippies and all free spirits so they're a favorite subject for me. I even tell my kids that I was a gypsy in a past life, lol.
The majority of the background is a thin book text wrapping paper along with scraps of patterned papers. Then as usual, I sketched out my focal image.
She came together nicely. I kinda wonder if I should have left her color like this. What do you think? Do you like this better than the darker/colorful hair in the finished piece?
No gypsy would be complete without beautiful jewelry. So next I added tons of gold trim, bangles and necklaces.
With her done, I added warm tones to the background and beautiful flowers. I was really loving the piece at this point but I really wanted to add a sentiment.
I found the perfect quote:
She's a Dreamer, a doer, a thinker. She sees possibility Everywhere and in Everything.
So what do you think?! I love her and I hope you do too!!
Here is a closer look at the background and the flowers. You can see the book text wrapping paper and beautiful zentanglish stamped flowers/flourishes behind the painted flowers.
Close up look at her ;D
This canvas is 16x12". I'll be adding it to my Etsy shop, LittleHoneyBeeStudio tomorrow. Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you've enjoyed your visit! Until next time!!
Update! Original available for purchase HERE