Three Little Geisha
I started watercolor painting with little 4 x 6 paintings of Mount Fuji and all the glorious sunsets and sunrises I wake up to featuring this perfectly symmetrical mountain. (You can read more about my Fuji paintings here
So I was very excited to paint this commission: three paintings, three geisha within the traditional Edo style streets of Kyoto.
One side profile, one front profile and one back profile. I paint the geisha within the scene. Yes, one would identify her as the subject of the painting, but I paint her into her surroundings. She stands out no more than the wood panels or lanterns.
These are small paintings: 5 x 7.
Here's my progress videos for Geisha ii, or 'the side profile'
And here's the progress video for Geisha iii, or 'the front profile'.
I do hope you enjoy watching my progress, and the completed paintings as much as I enjoyed painting them. There will be more to come, I'm sure!
If you're interested in a geisha painting, do send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can chat details!