'Portrait of Runa'
30 cm x 30 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
When Pam sent me an email, last month, inquiring about
the possibilities for this commission, I was thrilled!
It was a request for the portrait of a beautiful Bengali bride...
Pam wanted me to do a portrait of Runa, her boyfriend Jake's sister,
who recently got married in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The photograph where Runa wears the flower head-piece is
from the traditional 'blessing ceremony'
(notice the slight hint of turmeric on Runa's forehead,
something I tried to retain in the painting.....)
Here are a couple of close-ups for the details:
We were discussing possibilities and preferences so far as a bird in the background is concerned.
We finally agreed upon the peacock ....its magnificent plumage adds to the portrait,
a sense of joy and celebration, don't you think?
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