African blue dress

 

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I did the portrait of this beautiful African woman wearing a blue dress using gouache and acrylic. I painted the pattern of the dress in a more subtil manner to keep the focus on the gentil and attractive face.

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Spanish woman

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Portrait of a Spanish woman done with mixed media on watercolour paper. I used pattern and shapes for the background to add interest and unity.

An author ‘s inspiring story from Facebook

African author screen print

I was totally inspired by Chimamanda’s full TED Talk about the danger of a single story which appeared on Facebook. For more information about this subject…here is the link  http://bit.ly/2utmnE5

This portrait was done with brushpen and gouache. I was not sure about the background colour so I used my computer to do a mock up before deciding on this golden yellow.  She is such a solar subject that a sunshine colour seemed the right choice !