This color study is for a larger, 40″x20″ painting.  Carla is gorgeous woman from the Phillipines.  When I asked her to pose for me, she suggested she wear her traditional costume, this beautiful blue dress she had made herself.  The dress, the pearls, the flower in her hair put up, and even having a portrait made, are all part of her Phillipine tradition.

*Best and Brightest Show finalist, Scottsdale Art School, AZ, Jan. 8 – Feb. 27, 2016

*First Premium Blue Ribbon, Alaska State Fair, Palmer, AK 2015

*Richeson 75 Portrait/Figure 2014 Competition,  Kimberly, WI, meritorious recognition in the exhibit catalog