Watercolor Mehndi Fragments

 

When I make a painting I always test my colors on bits of paper.  I’ve taken those fragments of history & used them as backdrop for my drawing/painting practice.  I have always loved mehndi/henna.  It amazes me-all the individual gestures that work together to become story, a whole.  Mehndi is like handwriting. These paintings are me practicing my handwriting.
 
Original Watercolor painting
Sunrise Mehndi No.8
5.5"x7.75"
2011


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