African Princess

February 22, 2016

I went to Africa with a group from the Denver Zoo and found this dancer in one of the villages we visited.  I was captivated by her regal appearance and aloof attitude.  Her head dress is a lions mane and her jewelry is beads and sea shells.  I choose a deep green background to show off her painted face and costume.  Our timing was fortuitous because the village was preparing for a ceremony and the costumes were fabulous.  There were warriors in lion head dresses and red blankets and women singing and dancing in colorful dresses.  Africa is like no place else I have visited and I loved the smell of the earth and all the animals and exotic colors.  We were on the move all the time with no time to set up and paint but I came home with lots of photo’s and memories.



“African Princess” 
Watercolor, Collection Of The Artist

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