Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Starry Starry Night in progress

 This is what has distracted me from finishing my cattle painting,.I just had a sudden urge to paint a night scene with stars and some kids around a fire.Often when I get an idea ,I like to get it down on canvas as soon as possible.I had great fun doing the night sky,for the stars I simply splattered white paint with the bristles on one of my brushes.It is still unfinished as you can see,but I hope to finish it soon.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Painting cattle

This is what I am busy with at the moment .The painting is of a boy on a donkey herding some cattle,the cattle are the typical African type(Nguni cattle) their coats are an interesting mixture of blotches ,spots and other patterns which I have found fun to paint.I  will be having a solo exhibit in Gaborone during July,at the Frame Gallery ,so I have got to get about 20 paintings together.I am not sure how I am going to manage to get so many done in just 4 months.I will have to focus on getting some smaller pieces done ,which are quicker to complete than larger ones.

This is what is on my easel at the moment.

Some progress shots,I am not yet finished with this cow ,still have to finish its ears and eyes.