Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Late for school


SOLD

I have just finished my most recent painting (Late for School) last night.It was done on Masonite board ,which I first painted with white primer.I found the surface very different to canvas,and although I have painted on such a surface before I had forgotton its texture.It is much soother than canvas, but I liked the way its texture can show through thinly painted areas.

I wanted the boy to appear as if he had just woken up, and was hurriedly looking for his school uniform.In order to portray this, I painted him holding a school shirt in one hand and a shoe in the other.The dilapidated house and the shadow of the boy I also filled in from my imagination.I started off by dividing my board into thirds,then placing my main subjects along the points of focus.To add some more color I painted in the washing line.

I really had fun painting this one,probably because I love creating stories using my art. Any new ideas for a title ,I initially thought of calling it (Late for school), but then last night ,after realizing I had painted a pair of trousers on the line I thought of calling it (Where is my trousers?)


I had fun drawing,or scribbling childishly on the wall.



8 comments:

archi said...

Great final effect! Stick with "Late for School" I think. I love the detail. What about giving us the sizes of your paintings? It helps to visualize better.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thanks Dad,yes I think I will stick to late for school as a title.The size of this one is 50,80 x 76,20cm or 20 x 30 inches.

Douglas Clark said...

Roger one of the things I love about your work is that it tells about your country and its people. I may have asked you before, have you heard of the Number One Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith? My family and I were first really introduced to Botswana by Mr. Smith's books.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thanks Douglas that is a really encouraging comment.I have read one of his books,and I must say he does portray a fairly realistic picture of Botswana.He has become very well known ,even among visitors to Botswana.

Alvin R. said...

Great painting and composition...reminds us why Africans are so good at football and especially distance running!

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thanks Alvin, for visiting and commenting!

Yes football in Africa is the one activity all youngsters love playing,it is also not unusual to see them playing with a home made soccer ball made out of plastic bags rolled up tightly into a round wad which they happily kick about enthusiastically.

Olga Díaz said...

Qué gran trabajo. Felicidades.

Budge Gina said...

I love the detail in this painting. Especially the childish scribbling on the wall.