I enjoyed the color relationships used in this piece and learned a great deal while working on it. I enjoy going to parades, festivals and cultural events and am known to take lots of photographs. Then, usually years later, I may use one them to do a painting! That was the case here. In this painting I really worked with subtle color changes and color temperatures. The dark eyes were very important to me and how they were framed and set off by the dark hair from under the head piece.