Art Mediums… Acrylics and Oils
I have sold a few paintings in the past but generally do it for the sheer pleasure of being able to create… so i figured i’d post some of the paintings here for all to see… it always depends if the mood is right and if the right inspiration comes, as to whether or not I’ll pick up a brush and a canvas…
Acrylic mini paintings ….
Here’s a very small sample of my latest paintings with acrylics. I made these for my new bedroom decor and i wanted something African and primitive, like the cave drawings and paintings I used to oogle at in the National Museum of Kenya as a child. My color scheme was red, black and white with lots of natural fibers, gold threads and suede/animal skins… A return to my roots and a display of all the things i love!
Textures are important to me.. i want things around me to awaken the senses not only visually but through touch, which is why furs and leather have always been my favorite things to wear…
Many tribes throughout Africa beautify their bodies and faces with scarring, a type of tattooing achieved by simply making small cuts into the skin with a knife or sharp tool and allowing the tissue to scar… no ink is added and the designs reveal themselves as elevated tissue and bumps.
Pattens are usually geometric and are one of the inspirations I am using for my series of miniature canvas paintings that together will form a huge “tapestry” of patterns from my homeland, Africa. The newest addition is a piece I have in fact called “Tattoo” and was inspired by circular scarification patterns used by the Murle Tribe in Southern Sudan, a region that has been strife with wars and tribal clashes and in desperate need of international assistance.
For more information on Sudan and its strugles please see the United Nations News Focus on Sudan.