Well, this was fun. This is a 12" x 12" oil on canvas panel. I captured the reference photo from my monitor by pushing the print screen key and pasting the image into Paint. I took several snapshots like that of a full screen broadcast of my nephew Jake's band from Sedona, AZ last night. His band is called Wine And Alchemy and they do gypsy type music, complete with a belly dancer. I made a few changes from the reference in the position of her arms. This photo seems super saturated in color and I'm not sure it's that intense. I'll try to get a better photo later.
Thank you to the sweet souls who hung out with me on Ustream.tv while I painted today. You made it all worthwhile!
by Susan Carlin on 8/24/2008