Saturday, July 12, 2008

"The Primary School" New Hope Kasana, Uganda, Africa

The very light and atmosphere is tropical in Uganda. So different from the cool blues of the Pacific Northwest.....The dirt roads are all a rust red color and the light is warm and saturated by the equatorial sun....This little girl was fascinated by the new team from America and ran over to greet us , still a bit shy...
The completed painting is 16 x 20 , oil on stretched canvas, Sold

10 comments:

Blanca said...

Vey nice!

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Amanda said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love this new line of work. You have captured the boys personality beautifully.

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Blanca!



Thank you for stopping by again Amanda! I know you can relate to these paintings because of your time spent in Africa.

I almost immediately felt a heart to heart connection with these laughing ,singing and welcoming children. If I was walking down a dirt path and a few of the children that I didn't even know were walking along the same way , they would take turns holding my hand and telling me the names of things we came across. So sweet!

Ann said...

Thank you for bringing the shy smiles of the children of Kasana to the world through your artwork! You do a great job with the lighting even though it is different from what you are used to...I hope the pictures and memories of your time in Uganda continue to inspire you!

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Annie! You are my best inspiration!

redchair said...

Outstanding work, Robin. Absolutely brillant color saturation, contrast and render of the child's shy expression.

I'm blown away and anxious to see the next.

Vikki
(And it's already sold? Was the paint even dry?)

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Vikki!! Your a great encouragement to me!

A good friend fell in love with the painting!.....God bless him!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Wonderful, Robin!! More please!! (: Diane

redchair said...

Hi Robin,
Just me nosing around again. I just looked at the enlargement of your painting. You use palette knife quite a bit, huh?
Beautiful work.
Vikki

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Diane!

Hi Vikki, thanks for checking on me ..I'm still here.....working on a larger piece right now.....and yes , I do like to use a palette knife......but I don't like to over do it...