Tuesday, June 12, 2012

On my way to do the washing (completed)






I have finally finished (On my way to do the Washing) This was based on a photo of this girl and her younger sister both wearing hardly any clothing ,I think it was all in the bag on top of her head.They were on their way to a communal village tap where they would wash their clothes and then take them back home to hang up to dry.Due to the lack of accessible water they probably had a week of family washing in that bag,it would have taken them some time to wash that all by hand as well!Thats something to think about the next time we throw our washing into the machine:)

         





6 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

It's brilliant, Roger! And I Do appreciate the washing machine. My grandmother was a firm believer in hand-washing some articles of clothing on the old wash-board [which I still have].

Douglas Clark said...

Roger this one turned out very well, no surprise there. It is very interesting to learn how others live around the world.
Doug

Magnetic Island Artist Edward Blum. said...

Out standing Roger. It is such a joy to follow a blog of a young man I totlaly believe in.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thanks very much for your great positive ,comments!

Jane said...

Can you imagine them carrying the wet clothes back home, that is quite heavy ! Your painting is fantastic !

Teresa Dominici said...

Wonderful work Roger!