Sunday, January 6, 2013

Delta Fisherman

Title-Delta Fisherman
Medium-Oil on Masonite Board
Size-6x8 Inches
Delta fisherman, is of a man punting his mokoro which  is a type of canoe used in the Okavango Delta. Mokoros are made by digging out the trunk of a large straight tree, however many are now being made out of fiberglass to save trees.

Traveling by mokoro is a wonderful way of seeing the delta,and many tourists each year experience the pleasures it can bring.The only danger is if you meet up with an angry hippo, which fortunately is rare, for they literally are able, to chomp the mokoro in half.I have traveled in a mokoro a couple of times and have really enjoyed the experience,and was able to view many of the delta jewels up close,like painted reed frogs,waterlilies,and birds.


Paintings by Patricia said...

I am enjoying following your work. Nice way to see a close up of another country.

Linda Popple said...

Beautiful painting! I like your reflections and the grass.

Jerry Stocks said...

Just found your work yesterday and love it. Love the way you painted the grass in this one.

Chris Lally said...

What a treat to have this glimpse into your world. Thanks for sharing, Roger. Oh, and, as usual, this painting is just great!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I am really glad that I was able to learn about your work through this challenge - it is wonderful!

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thanks for visiting,I have also had fun viewing all of your works and others,and they have all been great sources of inspiration.