'Another meerkat sentry,' wax crayons, 12 by 9 ins., paper.
'Botswana girl,' acrylics and collage, 12 by 9 ins, paper.
Susie getting ready for a sleep.
I was 'in Africa' for my art this week.
1. Wax crayon girl.
I did this girl to figure out how to render a darker skin with wax crayons, using my usual colourful style.
I like the way she is smiling in this image. I would smile too... if I had a meerkat perched on my shoulder!!
(P.S., Forgot to mention that this girl was inspired by one of the photos of Botswana ladies posted in workshop by Annie Hamman.).
2. Botswana girl with turban.
One of the portrait lessons in the 'Let's Face it' online art workshop was painting a Botswana girl in acrylics, with collage for her turban. The lesson was by South African artist, Annie Hamman. She used dark purple and browns for an under-painting and then added several layers of different brown hues to get a wonderful finished result. She used collage for the head gear.
I enjoyed using collage to simulate the cloth of the head gear. It was interesting to paint in reasonably realistic colours for the skin tones. I stopped when I was getting tired and a bit bored...maybe when I am fresh again next week.... I will adjust bits and pieces in this one. I only did about 3 layers...but you could do many more layers.
3 Susie's news.
I saw a pink pet stroller on 'the dog whisperer' (on TV) , I loved it, and ordered one for Susie from Amazon. It came yesterday. I'm going to use it to take her for a walk outside in the summer. I live in a flat and its not suitable for her to roam outside on her own. Lots of traffic and dogs outside.
Its May bank holiday in UK this weekend. I hope the sun shines!
I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Bye for now.