|The Fortune by Leada Wood©|
This is a mixed media watercolor, 14x22, on Arches paper. I put crackle medium in the background to give an old cracked plaster appearance. I stenciled the leaves with gel medium in a cruciform design to add more interest in the background. The woman is painted in pure transparent watercolors, as well as the background.
I don't believe in fortune tellers, just wanted to paint one! I tried to create a sense of mystery and drama. It was quite a challenge to make the crystal ball appear to glow as well as painting all the beads on the dancers costume.
This painting will be on exhibit at the Louise Underwood Center for the Arts in Lubbock Texas during the month of October.