Saturday, March 06, 2010

AFRO XXIX, 9" x 11", Pastel, 2010

This is number 29 of my current Afro Series. The model here is my 9 month old daughter Kezia.


This series focuses on the variety and beauty of natural black Afro hair.



I have gone a bit wild with my colours here, and that's one of the advantages of pastel. You don't need to mix, it's just pick, paste and go! For this I used the 72 Soft Pastel set by Winsor & Newton on a thick watercolour paper prepared with a light yellow orche wash.

13 comments:

David Larson Evans said...

Looks great to me.

adebanji said...

Thanks David!

Frank P. Ordaz said...

Wow... I like how you feature the strokes Adebanji. There is so much here that really works and your child is just precious!

adebanji said...

Thanks Frank!

adebanji said...

Thanks Frank!

Janet Pantry said...

Gorgeous picture, Adebanji! I admire your ability to switch between different mediums so effortlessly :)

Dana Cooper said...

She is beautiful Adjebanji! I really like your mark making too.

Edward Burton said...

Such a sweet portrait, Adebanji. Beautifully handled.

adebanji said...

Thanks Janet, Dana and Edward!

AC said...

A very beautiful piece of work.

Alice Thompson said...

Love what you do in Pastel!

Jala Pfaff said...

Oh, how absolutely beautiful this is. Bravo!!

dominique eichi said...

Wow she is growing rapidly..... already a big girl. Lovely piece Adebanji. I so love all the textures in your artwork.