Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Colour, Shape and Light Exhibition

Colour,Shape and Light is a three man Exhibition which features three different artistic mediums painting,pottery and photography.The Exhibit is being held at our local Nhabe museum and will run from the 7th of May to the 4th of June.It will then be moved to the Thapong visual art center in Gaborone which is 1000 km away and will be on exhibit from the 11th of June till the 5th of July.

Stuart Arnold's powerful Photographs ,gave an intimate view of everyday Batswana life. He has also created a book entitled (Maun Mothers) in which he provides a glimpse of the unique relationship between mothers and their children.The book and his images are available for purchase at his website

Sebuelo creates clay pots in the traditional manner,which are then fired in a pit.Although his methods are traditional, he loves creating new designs and experimenting with different clays so as to achieve special effects on the surface.

Last night the 7th of May we held a private viewing of the artwork.It was done on an invitation basis only, and consisted mainly of our sponsors,the press and a few other selected guests.Tonight we open the event to the public and expect quite a number to come.

 I selected a few of my daily paintings that I had done during January this year and had got them framed.They looked really good next to each other,and a number of people commented on them. I will definitely be painting some more in this size.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Botswana Cowboys (Re-worked)


With only a week away before our 3 man art Exhibit ,I have been busy with last minute preparations whenever I have time.Since today was a public holiday, I decided that instead of starting a new painting I will rework  an older one .

Stacked up in my roof were a couple of paintings in various stages of completeness. Other paintings were stored up there simply to save space .The house that I rent is tiny,yes I repeat tiny!It is basically one bedroom which also as a lounge when visitors come.I also have a bathroom and kitchen of course, but you cant paint in there so all my artistic creating is done in the bedroom.

The painting I decided to work on is the biggest painting I have done Botswana Cowboys. Since my easel is not robust enough for such a large painting I had to lay it on my bed .This worked out fine and I managed to finish it before 2 in the afternoon.

The painting is almost as wide as my bed!

Spreading paint about :)

Last Friday was the Cameras for Conservation Exhibition and Awards ceromony.It was a great event which was well attened. I enjoyed looking at the great display of photos ,there were some new catergorys opened up for this year which included wildlife art .

My painting  Rains over the Makgadikgadi was the category winner for realistic wildlife art which I was pleased about.If possible next year I will try to submit a few works in the other art catorgorys as well.

The Cameras for conservation was well attended ,the highlight of the evening was veiwing the winning documentries.Stuart Arnold whom I will be Exhibiting with on the 7th of May submitted a great 3 min Film clip which if you are intrested can be veiwed (here Lilies on the Thamalakane)