This was my weekend project. I first had this vision of a woman smelling of flowers. More of a full body pose. However, after looking for inspiration, I found a photo in some stock art of a picture sort of like this. This is my version of that. I have always loved lavender. First of all, it is purple and that is a color of passion! Secondly, oh, it smells wonderful. I love for my house to smell like lavender. It is truly a relaxing and pleasant scent.
Ok, enough about lavender. My son critiqued this for me. He said she looks like she is in water and her hat hangs over too much. Ouch! But, after looking at it some more, I see that. So I put the butterfly on her hat to deflect a little from the "too big" hat. The water? Well, I worked a little more on the lavender field above her. I tried to make it look like it was further away from her. We learn as we go don't we?
By the way, this is a mixed media piece. I started out with acrylics but found that the watercolor softened it up a bit. You can actually put watercolor over acrylic and get nice results. Another lesson learned!