Memories of Thailand
This is my latest work-in-progress. I started this painting in 2009 during my first semester of grad school but never finished because my work took a different turn. Now I've been working on it for a few days, adding more volume to the figure, and I intend to tackle the water bottles next.
The image is based on a photo that I took of a water vendor in Bangkok on a rainy day. I hope to give a sense of the dreary weather by leaving the background very loose. I have only been painting landscapes for the past year, so it is exciting to be working on a figure again! Also, the limited palette is a great exercise and definitely helps keep things focused. I'm looking forward to finding out how I will finish it!