The original painting measures 28 x 23 cms.
painted in mixed media on archival rag mat board
I met this charming 3 year old girl when I was shopping for my grandson at the Zambezi Sun Hotel near Victoria Falls, Zambia. Dianna’s mother owned one of the shops attached to the hotel. Dianna was ‘helping’ her mother and aunt in the shop and had patiently sat for 2 hours whilst her aunt had added these wound hair extensions to make this hair style.
To make this painting, after carefully friskit filming my drawing, I painted the background with an imprinted texture medium with acrylic colors added. The hair is painted using thick acrylic paint. Dianna’s skin is painted in pastels and the dress is composed of plain fabric adhered to the board and then painted. there is an additional overlay of the fabric flower pieces.