Monday, August 13, 2012

On the way home.

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Here is the finished painting of the Herero Lady and her son.This was based on some photos taken in Bodibeng Village which is about 120 km west of Maun.Very likely they had just arrived back from Maun with food supplies which she is carrying on her head and paraffin in the blue bottle that will be used for their stove and lights.I loved the evening light in this painting and the contrasting shadows.

14 comments:

Douglas Clark said...

Really great. I like the softness of your trees in the background, contrasted with the details of the figures. Are there many artists in your area. I'd love to see photo's from your group show when it happens.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thanks Douglas,there are many artists in our area but many lack the basic skills and supplies to produce good work.The group was hoping that I do a workshop in the near future so that others can learn something new.I will post some of the work from the group soon.

archi said...

Whew that turned out a lot better than I expected! Really really nice.

Stephanie Berry said...

I like the light you captured in this one and the story of it. It came out great. Congratulations on your recent solo show too!

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thanks very much Stephanie!

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thanks Dad :)

Magnetic Island Artist Edward Blum. said...

Out standing, it was so good to see your paintings also hanging int the gallery. A very powerful portlier of work Roger. Consistently brilliant mate.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thanks Edward!

Scott Parker said...

Great work Roger I love you choice of subject matter.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thanks Scott!Great work on your blog to, I like your recent painting that you did of Amelia Earhart.

T.J. Scott said...

Truly excellent work here. Your compositions and values are wonderful. It's hard to choose which one is my favorite of yours. Really great paintings. Thank you for sharing them with the world:-)

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Hi Scott ,Thanks for visiting my blog!I enjoyed viewing your works as well.

Richard Piloco said...

Nice work Roger, I to look for places less touched by modern life. Not so easy in the New York area! Good luck in your search.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thanks Richard for visiting.Its great to portray life that is still untouched by today's modern life.I am privileged to live in an area where such life lives,and hope to make improved steps of portraying it.