I believe I have the most beautiful friends, who somehow always end up being artists' muses. This is a painting of my gorgeous Thai-Chinese friend Sue Ann, who has exotic features and a strong solid character that is as exquisite as her face and background. This was cropped from the original picture she sent to get rid of extra white spaces, but the power captured in this piece is still so breathtakingly beautiful, don't you agree? 
I found this beautiful painting by an unknown artist on the Internet. The colours are so rich and beautiful, it just seems to draw you right in.