There was an original influence for this painting from a historic photo. I couldn’t see details clearly enough to continue using it as the basis for the painting so I decided to just let my imagination take over. I combined influences from Samoa (the fan), Micronesia, Fiji, Hawaii, and Bali, which is why I named it ‘Somewhere in the Pacific’. She is holding a wicker fan.
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I painted this flask with Costa Rican wildlife. The depicted animals include a three-toed sloth, red-eyed tree frog, blue jeans frog, basilisk lizard, keel-billed toucan, coatimundi, howler monkey, capuchin monkey, and tiger heron.
Flask Painting Project
Lots of animals to add to the flask..
Chief Standing Bear
The Victorian Bride
I found a photo taken in the late 1800s of a girl that I presume was wearing a wedding dress and decided to paint a color portrait of it. I made some changes for the chair and provided a background but otherwise retained much of the detail of the photograph.