I am working on a new painting of a woman from Senegal cooking. The first image is just laying down color after the sketch was complete. I am working with cool colors (blues and purples) in the white to contrast with the warmth of her skin. I also really love the contrast of the white against her dark skin.
The second image shows going in to pull out some more detail in some areas. I still have a lot to do on this, but thought I'd show the stages as I go along.