Thursday, July 28, 2011

African Grandmother #1

Last week in Denver, I attended a class with the wonderful instructor, Rick Brogan, at the Art Students League of Denver.  We worked on charcoal portraits, wonderful practice.  Loved working with charcoal. 

I learned a great deal from Rick.  He is generous and helpful and dedicated.  

This beautiful grandmother looks out over the market place, wondering how to provide.  My daughter and a friend of ours were in South Africa on a mission trip earlier this summer.  Their tales have ignited my curiosity about these brave women who have all the responsibility for the welfare of their villages.  What courage. 

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful shadows and half tones.

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  2. She is beautiful and you've rendered her so well. These women are amazing!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful charcoal painting!!. I love that hint of color.

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