Thursday, August 20, 2009

AFRO XXVI, 12" x 16", oil on canvas, 2009

Another shot at my current Afro series. I met this girl on the escalator at London Bridge, her Afro got my instant attention, I asked if she'll like to be part of my current project, she agreed when she saw some samples of my previous work. I didn't really get her resemblance as you'll notice when I post the drawing version of this piece which I feel looks more liker her. But the emphasis of this series is not really about the peoples faces but their hair! I am just always captivated by Afro hair, and I carry this feeling with me into the process of working it out during the execution of the work!

9 comments:

Prabha N. said...

Fabulous!

Mark Bridges said...

Looks great.

RnB said...

You're amazingly gifted in portraiture and in capturing large scale architecture. I think that the painting definitely looks like somebody that you might run into on the street. Of course, it's stylized a bit but most paintings are like that. I really look forward to seeing the sketch version

geraldo roberto da silva said...

Very good! Fantastic!
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Sheila said...

Absolutely gorgeous. She seems to be adorned with an ebony halo.

Edward Burton said...

Great job, Adebanji.

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

lovely!

AC said...

Hi Adebanji,
This looks very nice and solid.

DJ said...

she is very beautiful