There is often an Asian influence that finds its way into my work from time to time. But recently, I've been entertained by both Japanese and Chinese films and books around the history of the concubine and geisha. This painting channeled that inspiration. Imagine the silken sleeve of a black kimono, embroidered with turquoise and gold details, soft white and subtly pink petals. Touches of gold leaf add a luxurious note.
oil, gold leaf