Sisters in the Garden

 After a lesson with Renata Loree as part of PYHaS 2020, gouache and fluid acrylics on mixed media paper.

Renata encouraged us to be inspired by Gustav Klimt, and although I was a bit daunted and almost gave up during a couple of times during the process, I really enjoyed playing with the vibrant colours and patterns and I'm really happy with the final painting. 

My reference was a photo of my sister Mandy and myself in the garden outside our cottage, but I also had in mind the gorgeous National Trust walled gardens we've been visiting recently. Klimt's ladies are always so beautiful, so I took some artistic liberties (especially with my face!) but I think they're still recognisably "us".