It was very satisfying using a different medium for a change. I painted the paper a pinky marooon colour as a base shade before I began to put any other colour down. The background I made up, just went with my own feelings, but chose the predominant colours of yellows and blues to reflect the sands of Eygpt and a blue sea and also the blues within the head gear (I am sure there a technical name for it!), jewellry (although the jewellry on the original busk is not such a vivid blue) and of her eyes. Then I worked the rest of the painting up from there.
I've already got another acrylic painting planned but the sun has been shining a lot here lately and I want to be outdoors making the most of it and of my garden!