I read an article in the Sunday Times about military parades held in Pyongyang, North Korea.  These propaganda events become a beauty pageant – the best looking young women are pushed to the forefront to convince westerners that the entire female polulation of North Korea is easy on the eye.

I decided to capture this in a painting, taking care of the position of the woman soldier, I wanted the face to be the focus point, reflecting her beauty, then, as your eye moves around the painting you catch a glimpse of her military insignia on the hat and shoulders.

As with most of my paintings here’s a step by step to the final piece.


Not quite finished – stay tuned

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