“Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters”
Size: ACEO 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in.
Medium: Ink and watercolor on watercolor paper
See the Work-in-Progress steps here.
I absolutely loved the way this one turned out–the warm tones are a departure from my usual kaleidoscope of colors. I’m eager to paint more like this!
Since the fairy tale comes from Zimbabwe, I was inspired by the art of that country. Stone sculpture has always been a main art form there, so for the background designs of my piece, I took my cues from ancient stone carvings. One type of stone used in Zimbabwe’s sculpture is “serpentine”! I thought that was an amazing metaphor for the king in the tale. With that thought in mind, I tried to mimic the colors of serpentine stone with my paints. It’s a bit easier to see the shades of colors in person, but it still translates decently.
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