Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Sketches from Uganda

Sketches of the kids playing around the primary school at New Hope Kasana in Uganda , Africa. I enjoyed watching them run and play , their laughter ringing out in the mornings, always so full of joy.
Kids would also run out and greet us as we were passing by on foot or in the vans.
This huge bull elephant came down to the rivers edge to drink and nibble on the tender grass as we were cruising down the Nile river at Murchison Falls in northern Uganda.

21 comments:

redchair said...

Hi Robin,
You are an amazing and I love your work and style. I really enjoyed your blog. And what a trip! Wow!! This journal that you created with all your sketches is absolutely outstanding. In itself, it’s a masterpiece. -But what a wealth of things you now have to choose from for future works.

I’m very much in awe. Thanks for finding me on the net and I’ll be back to hear more about your Africa adventures.

I have an artist friend here in San Diego who was born in Cape Town. I will definitely show her your site. This is her gallery
http://www.zanniki.com/

Thanks again,
Vikki

silvina said...

Welcome back, Robin! It sounds like it was a memorable trip with lots of breathtaking sights.

My absolute favorite of all your expert sketches is the solitary child standing at the corner of a structure. The elephant comes a close second.

So glad you're back.

Amanda said...

I'm loving these sketches, you should definitely do more like this!

Robin Weiss said...

Hi Vikki! Thanks for stopping by! And thanks for the encouraging comments! I will check out your friends website. I very much enjoyed reading your blog. I am sure that I will learn a lot from your experience in the art business.

Thanks again!

Robin Weiss said...

Hi Silvi! Thanks! I worked on a painting of that sketch today. when I got it home I realized that the figure of the girl was out of proportion. I need to fix it but maybe I will post the painting any how and then fix it and post again.

I loved your Artichoke painting. How clever to add the spots for interest.

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Amanda! You were right about Africa, it gets in your blood. I would love to have the opportunity to go back.

Mike said...

Man !!! You can draw! These are terrific sketches! I know your heart must be aching a bit right now . . . .put your brushes to work! Sure am glad you are back!

Robin Weiss said...

Hey Mike! Thanks buddy....Art is the best therapy...I will definitely be focusing on painting for the next 10 months....and maybe some remodeling...

n warner said...

Robin- Wonderful work, and such incredible sights. I love that you
put it down on paper and record these
amazing scenes....can't wait to see more. Thanks. Nina

Takeyce said...

Wow! These are fantastic, Robin!

Robin Weiss said...

Nina, Thank you, I would go crazy if I couldn't in some way, record the amazing sights I have seen in Africa....stay tuned. I will try to focus on the Uganda images for awhile.

Robin Weiss said...

Thanks Takeyce!! Hope all is well with you!

abstract said...

very good drawing !!

I also wanted to inform you about this new forum : www.art-forums.com
I invite you to publish your last art work, make a link to your website and introduce yourself.
And for sure, feel free to start new topics.
Thanks and good luck.
ji.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Robin,

What an inspiration you are!
Sounds like this sojourn was a creative, adventurous and poignant experience!
Can't wait to see the paintings you'll produce from these incredible sketches!

Robin Weiss said...

I'll check you out Abstract, Thanks!

Robin Weiss said...

Thanks Jen!

Seriously,... whenever I want to be artistically inspired I check your site first! You are an amazing artist Jennifer! I have tried to incorporate some of your technique into my own painting and would LOVE to join one of your workshops.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Beautiful, beautiful work. These show us how much you enjoyed your visit. I love them.

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Nancy! More to come!

Bill Sharp said...

Robin, It's great to see you back at work. I really appreciate seeing working drawings and sketches of painters I admire.

My daughter recently spent 3 weeks in Tanzania working at an orphanage and school. She fell in love with the children and the country but was disheartened by the incredible problems they face.

I'm looking forward to seeing more work.

Robin Weiss said...

Hi Bill! I appreciate your comments!

Glad your daughter made it out to see first hand the challenges and the triumphs of Africa! We as Americans always want to "fix" all the problems. The Africans are more about the relationships formed along the journey of progress....so the progress is slow but the relationships are sweet..

Rhonda Hurwitz said...

your sketches are amazing! what a talent to capture these moments in a sketch