I have just completed this commission of a watercolour of studies of the flamenco dancer Mayte Beltran. My clients had seen a small watercolour I had painted of Mayte last year wearing a red outfit and shawl when she performed at the feria in Las Negras. Mayte herself bought this painting. The clients, however wanted a larger painting, 50cm x 30cm and with the dancer wearing black. Fortunately I had some photos we took of Mayte wearing a black dress and this colourful shawl during a street performance in Las Negras about three years ago so I was able to refer to these for her costume in the painting.