I have been painting this in a more classical style. I may take it in another direction, but i thought I should take a photo of it before I do that. This is a very close likeness of the lovely and talented Bay Area musician, Zahira. She’s about 5 ft-nothing of solid soul-sista’ sweetness and-dyno-mite! Check her out if you haven’t. This will likely end up on her upcoming CD release.
This one is partially inspired by Art Nouveau and Art Deco. In Oakland, where I live, there are many tall buildings that were constructed in the 1930’s style. I wanted to capture some of that beauty.
Of course I had to add my own special touches.