During the recent painting week in Olhao Portugal, we enjoyed a delicious meal at the 7 Imeio Wine Bar – a place I highly recommend for atmosphere, food and service. http://www.artinthealgarve.com
From our position in the bar we could see an enigmatic young woman. One of those individuals who captures the attention of an entire room…..Clearly very beautiful, she was much more.
Elaine, one of our group, managed to sneak a couple of photographs which I used as jumping off points for the following two sketches. Rapid watercolour on a cadmium orange ground.
She seemed to be on the one hand totally in her own world, and on the other completely aware of the stir she was causing.
As much as I would enjoy painting her, I could also see where she might trigger ideas for a short story……She definitely possessed the je ne said quoi factor.