Busy days as the long weekend approaches. My days are filled building stock for the summer shows and completing commissions. I've just finished one for a very special collector. She gave me the perfect situation, plenty of lead time, and such a reasonable wish list. The subject of the piece is Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, luck, love and beauty, the lotus flower and fertility. The client's suggested palette was perfect, we agreed upon the gold and crystals I love to work with and I was away! I placed the goddess against a background inspired by the beautiful batiks of Indo Asia.
It's a large piece, 12 x 36 inches and absolutely sparkles with Swarovski crystals. Here's a detail shot just to give you an idea.