Second go at depicting Jaelle Gudada, this time with a much more regal air, and a more comprehensive view of her Stroh violin. And looking somewhat older, because she looked too young in the first attempt.
All of what I wrote for the take 1 description still applies. This image was used as a master to make etchings for the back cover of the Lala album sleeve [link] .
I had the idea to paint a more positive and confident Mooncalf portrait than I had before. The dress was originally intended to be far more fanciful and baroque but I decided simpler looked better. It shows off her rump better also.
Another from last summer, relaxing after graduating by self-indulging with a mooncalf.
Inspired, rather obviously, by the Vietnam War... I have a huge book of war photographs that finally came in useful for research. Some parts of the painting are a bit of a mess, since it wasn't well planned, and some of the more awesome people amongst you might notice the easter egg I hid away, much to my girlfriend's annoyance (the painting was her birthday present).