Medium: Oil gold foil on archival canvas
Size: 16″ x 20″
Looking through National Geographic and this image of women returning to their village from the water well was captivating. I liked the color play between the sands, their skin color, the pottery, and the garments they were wearing. I used a very rough paste medium to prep the canvas before I painted. This gives it a rough texture and a feeling of the dryness and heat of that desert scene. This kind of painting is a fun workup to do before I get involved in a more serious painting.