This is a challenge from the Floral forum on WetCanvas.com
Art Nouveau period with a splash of the rain forest – the flower: Bird of Paradise!!
Concentrate on one artist that gave us many posters in this style: Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939)
I love Mucha’s work and had done a sketch of a similar lady years ago and found it in an old sketch book. She was surrounded by hibiscus so I had to change it quite a bit – then I was thinking tropical – beach – palms – then I found a pic of a lovely pacific girl on the web and thought she would be more appropriate. So it is nothing like my original sketch after all
Gouache with sharpie linework on fabriano studio – 18 x 35 cm