I have been working on this new painting for the last week or so of a Geisha with a green kimono and black and red obi. She is carrying a decorated purple umbrella. The hardest part for me with these portrait paintings is the initial pencil drawing, as I find body shapes and heads hard to draw proportionally correct. I don't do a lot of figure drawing, and so it takes me a while to get the initial drawing on the paper and be happy with it.
The kimono and obi for this Geisha was fairly detailed and took some careful analysis of the folds and shapes on the obi (belt) form the photo I was using. The paint was applied in a couple of layers of different shades of green for the kimono and the red highlights used were just a Spectrum Red from Art Spectrum brand watercolour paints.
The new Geisha with Green Kimono and purple umbrella is now complete - on the left. Here are my other two green kimono clad Geisha. They are both available for sale as prints at:
and are also available on various products such as postcards, cards, and various giftware here:
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Sacha Grossel is a practising Visual Artist from Australia.