|Beach Hat, graphite drawing, Thirty Minute (or less) series|
The reference isn't the greatest, but her pose is intriguing enough for a painting, gestural style, life size and strengthen the lighting. A closer look was needed to get an idea of what to do about her face and the lighting. A painted head sketch may be in order.
I love the way the wind is catching her hat and particularly, her pareo. Sharon Wright wasn't sure what a pareo was. It's a large scarf gals mostly tie around their waists as a bathing suit cover up. You could call it a sarong and be right too. In Mexico, though, it's a pareo--it's a pareo in bathing suit catalogue too. The scarf has a lot of play. It is large enough to make a halter neck dress, a pair of palazzo pants. or a blouse--it's all in how you tie the knots. When not on a beach holiday, it can be used as a lovely summer table cloth. That's how I use mine. I cover up my bathing suit with an oversized, boyfriend shirt and a pair of shorts. I never have to chase those things down the beach when a wind blew up.