Woman in Red

I was frequently asked who is that woman in red on the painting I painted at #AffordableArtFair in #Stockholm in the October of 2016?
At first I think it was the spirit of Stockholm, but than I met her at Affordable Art Fair a year later – this fall in Stockholm and decided to paint her portrait.
Before you see it here is the story of sand, ship, seagulls and woman.

Here it is: Woman in red on the beach and the ship with seagulls at skyline. Painted while inspired by art at Affordable Art Fair at Stockholm in 2016. This was my first painting after 25 years I didn’t paint at all.

I was heading to swim when I got this #Stockholm panorama from the #Västerbron bridge.

There was #NorrMälarstrand homes and#Stockholm ‘s #stadshus (City Hall) on the left.

And #LångholmensKlippbad on the opposite side of #Riddarfjärden. Långholmens Klippbad turned out a romantic sandy beach surrounded by rocks right in front of the Stockholm’s city hall but wasn’t visible from it. Nice place to swim and get inspired for painting a painting. 

Seagulls folowed the ship on my trip to Stockholm and back to Riga.

The ship comes from #Vasamuseet in Stockholm. This is the painting of The Vasa ship capsized and sank in Stockholm 1628. After 333 years on the sea bed the mighty warship was salvaged and the voyage could continue. Today Vasa is the world’s only preserved 17th century ship and the most visited museum in Scandinavia.

And the woman in red (came up white finally) – Sylvia, manager of #AffordableArtFair at Stockholm. I used one of her photos to paint it right after the fair this year (2017).