This big eyed garden guardian and I would like to wish you a Happy Black History Month.
It's the tail end of Black History Month, but I'd still like to share this lovely maiden with you. I believe in the beauty of all skin tones. I painted her for the Diversity and Inclusion: The Influence of African-American Art in Southern California at the Ontario Museum of Art Exhibit. When I did a little research, I found that it was traditional in Black History to put blue bottles in the garden to protect it. I decided I wanted to paint one of my garden guardians for the show with a blue orchid as a connection to the protection of the blue bottles.