I just completed this painting, likely my last one of 2013! I'd been working on it since May off and on in between illustration jobs. I'm pretty pleased with it as I tried to be more ambitious with size (12.5 x 17.5... big for me) and detail.
The title is "The First Night" and it's from One Thousand and One Nights; the very beginning... as Scheherazade begins telling tales to the Sultan in order to keep her head! Painted with watercolor and acryla gouache. I've got some progress shots if anyone is interested over on my personal blog: http://www.albaillustration.com/blog/?p=594. Also, I now have a Facebook art page where I have posted more progress shots and other fun things. Check it out! https://www.facebook.com/albaillustration