Thursday, September 20, 2012

Maun Artists

A stunning  painting of a Kudu ,by a local young artist Mr Moruakgoma.

The recently formed Okavango Artist Association held an Exhibition  a couple of weeks ago, showcasing Maun Artists , and which can still be enjoyed,at our Local Museum.Some of the artists were exhibiting for the first time ,others were more experienced .I thought I might display a little of that talent .

A painting of baskets 

A photo of a sleepy lion by Stuart

Stuart James Arnold is a fine art photographer ,and he displayed a number of his works.Found out today that he is also on blogspot also visit his website

This painting was done as a wall hanging,by a young new artist who was exhibiting for the first time.

Generally the northern part of Botswana which includes Maun is famous for its baskets.Visit Botswana Craft Gallery to see more examples of Botswanas Baskets and the intricate designs they carry.

We also have a local sculptress, Christiane Stolhofer who creates stunning abstract art work out of beautiful woods. Visit her website or view her online gallery at bush memory art gallery

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Late for school


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.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Late for school (work in progress)

This is what I am working on now,I will fill you in on further details later. I am having fun painting this one , and am on a roll , already have another idea for my next painting as well .Still quite a way to go to finish , hopefully will do so tonight.