Geisha Painting

Hand-painted painting of a Japanese Geisha

Geisha Painting Frank Wagtmans
Hand-painted portrait painting of a Geisha


Geisha Painting Frank Wagtmans
Hand-painted artwork of a Geisha completely handcrafted by Frank Wagtmans.


A beautiful hand-painted painting of a geisha wearing a kimono. This unique work of art was created with love and craftsmanship using acrylic paint and paint texture, giving it a vibrant and unique look. The making process took a whopping 4 weeks, and only one copy of this stunning work is available.

This painting depicts a geisha in traditional Japanese dress, wearing a beautiful kimono and her signature white makeup and stylized hairstyle. Geishas are an important cultural symbol in Japan, and their art and culture have been preserved and admired around the world for centuries.

Geishas are talented artists who practice various forms of art, including dance, song, music and poetry. They are also highly skilled in the art of hospitality and companionship, which increased their popularity with customers.

This painting is not only a beautiful decorative work of art, but also a tribute to the rich and fascinating culture of Japan. The red background color symbolizes passion and strength, which perfectly matches the look of the geisha.

If you are looking for a unique piece of art to decorate your home or office, this hand-painted painting of a geisha wearing a kimono is an excellent choice. It will be a great addition to your art collection and a great reminder of the beautiful culture of Japan.


Why choose to buy a hand-painted painting instead of a reproduction or digital artwork?

Uniqueness and originality: A hand-painted painting is a unique work of art that is handmade by an artist. It carries the artist's unique artistic vision, style and skills, making it an authentic and original piece. 

Artistic value and craftsmanship: Hand-painted paintings show the craftsmanship and artistic skills of the artist. You can appreciate the brush strokes, the texture of the paint and the subtle details incorporated into the work. Owning a hand-painted painting offers a sense of connection to the artist and the artistic process.

Emotional impact and aesthetic pleasure: Art has the power to evoke emotions and touch people on a deeper level. A hand-painted painting can have an intense emotional impact and bring you joy, inspiration or wonder every time you look at it. It can enrich your space and provide an aesthetic pleasure that is difficult to replicate.

In short, buying a hand-painted painting offers a unique experience and ownership of an original work of art that combines craftsmanship, emotional impact and potentially valuable investment. It can beautify your living space and become a source of inspiration and enjoyment for many years to come.

The painting process

Geisha Painting process - Frank Wagtmans

Here I am working on the first basic sketch. The outline is being built up step by step.

Geisha Painting process - Frank Wagtmans

The so-called outlines are applied with special thick lines, this thick paint structure gives the portrait more depth.

Geisha Painting process - Frank Wagtmans

Here the portrait is well advanced and here I am working on adding the final details.

Geisha Painting process - Frank Wagtmans

The painting is now completely finished and the varnish layer is applied in layers.

Geisha Painting process - Frank Wagtmans

Here it is easy to see that the varnish layer raises the color intensity, making the colors even more powerful.

Geisha Painting process - Frank Wagtmans

The painting should dry thoroughly for a day before it is ready to be hung.


The geishas, literally translated as "person of the arts," were professional female performers who emerged in pre-modern Japan. Their origins can be traced back to the 17th century, when they began performing in tea houses in the cities of Kyoto and Edo (now Tokyo).

Originally, geishas were male performers responsible for entertaining guests during tea ceremonies. Later, in the 18th century, female geishas developed as professional performers who specialized in singing, dancing, poetry and playing instruments such as the shamisen and taiko.

Geishas were trained in traditional Japanese arts and culture and served as companions for society's elite. Their services were expensive and only available to those who could afford them. They were considered the highest form of sophistication and elegance in Japanese society.

Geishas had a very structured lifestyle and had to follow strict rules and regulations, including wearing a kimono, styling their hair, and using makeup. They were supervised by an older female mentor, the "okasan," who was responsible for their training and managing their careers.

Although geishas are often confused with prostitutes, they were not. Geishas were not sexual service providers and their work focused on providing entertainment and companionship to their clients.

During the rise of modern Japan in the 20th century, geishas gradually began to become less popular and their role in society was increasingly disrupted. Today, only a few hundred geishas remain active in Japan, and their traditional arts and lifestyle are carefully preserved as part of Japan's cultural heritage.

Geisha Painting Frank Wagtmans
This Geisha has a nice strong makeup. Here I am applying the red eyeshadow.