Okok... dj, the magazine (wish I had the photographer's name!)..that deserves the credit for the photo...is "Zoom". Not sure if it is still being printed, but it was (is) a great photo/art related magazine..with large format pages.
Was a fun painting..(an OLDER one though).
Robert..thanks for you note!
(((Cindy)))) Now that you mention the arms..(
..they appear a bit too flat to me!) (but thank you!). I think my favorite area of this painting is her torso..the gold of the jewelry and the material around her waist....looked beautiful against the dark brown of her skin.
In regards to the background...(Amy will laugh at this!! lol)...but I had been looking at some work by Frank Frazetta...you may notice a similarity in the organic areas..and the green about in the middle of the background area. Amy..lol, I always feel I'm learning..so I "borrow" information from a multitude of sources...hey, what can I say! lol