I was given a bunch of flowers to photograph amongst which was an oriental lily. After I had taken photos they stayed in the vase until one day I noticed that the leaves and the petal had dried up and fallen on the table cloth. The morning sun was shining in the window highlighting the texture and colours. Seeing the beautiful detail in them I realised that they would make great people with fantastic swirling dress, In fact they resembled oriental ladies and vagabonds . With this in mind I set up a series of leaves and petals on butter paper. this resulted in many artworks as variations on the theme. All the different compositions were created by adding facial details, shoes , instruments and some landscape features. "Desert dancers" was created and followed by its partner "Lady with a Parasol" and "In tune with the Dune"
NOTE: A copy of the original photo is included and is attached to the back of the artmount.
Custom size canvas available on request to suit aspect ratio of artwork.