This was the final canvas of the five I created last year for work colleagues. I did give it to her before Christmas, I just didn’t post it here (and the pics from #3 are missing, so I am waiting on that colleague to get me a new digital photo of it.
SB has been taking belly dancing lessons, and I used that as the basis for the concept, centred on a vintage image of a belly dancer. She said she likes blue, and I added a medium depth purple to the palate for some variation. The beaded ribbon was added to evoke an exotic, beaded curtain feel which I thought went with the theme, and there is gold foiling added randomly across the canvas.