Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Kalahari San

This was my first attempt at an abstract painting. Initially blue, white and grey enamel was thrown on canvass with the intention to do some sort of thunderous stormy ocean abstract but once the enamel was dry the idea of imposing the San man image emerged.

I found painting on the enamel extremely tricky, depth and definition hard because of the different shades of browns/red/yellow. The piece was challenging for me but also one of the most rewarding finished paintings so far. I managed to visually express emotion :) and isn't that what it is all about?

Original Photo sourced from :http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/

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