Fraeya: I painted this around September of last year. It had been a pretty rainy and cold summer, and honestly I was just really missing sunshine. I think that's why when I saw a photo of a girl on a beach, I really wanted to paint her!
I was trying to accurately capture the colour and light of the picture, while seeing how much I could simplify and abstract it.
This artwork was actually part of a photo-study I ended up taking a lot of liberties with. I painted this in Photoshop using Jama's brushes.