Oils on Canvas 24"x36"
It was quite strange how this painting came to be. I was inspired by Sargent's painting 'A street in Venice' and one morning as I was staring intently at his painting, I decided to head to China town's Fan tan alley to see what the possibilities were for a painting. I took my camera with to take a few pics to work out the logistics of my painting. On my way there, I imagined the girl I would like to pose for my painting and the clothes she'd wear. As I raised my camera and manually set my focus, the girl I imagined stepped into my view finder. I was completely blown away. It was as if I had conjured her up in my mind's eye and viola, there she appeared!
I took this image outside, there seems to be a bit of a blue haze over it, looks way better in person.