Sunday, June 26, 2011


This month the Girls Just Wanna Paint Challenge subject is FOREIGN.
When I was on Virgin Gorda in the BVI this winter, 
I took an image of this woman selling her "homemade treats" 
at the local market. 
A very complicated subject without much light and shadow, 
something about the scene made me want to paint it.  
Everything about her says that she takes her baking very seriously!  
"Mrs. Grace's Homemade Treats"
8 x 10 
(no way this was going to fit on a 6 x 6) 

The "foreign" parts of this for me were:
Dark skin tones
All those colors
Complicated subject


  1. Really nice! You did a great job on this lovely lady and her surroundings- it all works together very well.

  2. This is a fabulous painting. I especially love the bright colors. She reminds me of my friend, Janie who bakes and sells banana bread at our local Farmer's Market.

  3. Hi Nancy, really love the composition, actually everything about this little gem. The negative spaces are most interesting, you really simplified a complicated subject.