Painted this portrait from a reference photo taken by and old friend and photographer, Buddy Eleazer. Buddy takes safari photography trips a few times a year. He usually shoots wildlife – amazing work – but, I was especially drawn to an image he shot of a young lady from the Himba Tribe. Can tell she’s a girl because the girls wear two braids in the front. The boys wear only one braid. Thrilled Buddy let me use his photo. Captivated by the image. And, if you look real close, can see an image of Buddy in the eyes of the girl. Soon after completing this painting, Buddy was able to take a print of my painting to Africa to give to the girl.