Monday, April 15, 2013

Maiko Kanoyumi

I had the pleasure of seeing this apprentice geisha, Maiko Kanoyumi, perform a dance with a parasol in Kyoto, Japan in March 2013.  She is a senior maiko, which means she is on the verge of becoming a geisha or geiko as they prefer to be called in Kyoto.  I did a charcoal study of her on toned paper and then did an oil painting of her performance with a Japanese parasol (kyowagasa).

11" x 14" charcoal study on toned paper

"Kyowagasa" - 17" x 19" oil painting on wood panel

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