African Girl

African Girl - Oil pastel on brown Canson Mi Tientes mixed media paper - Jan 15th 2022

I can understand why you were attracted to do this - good one Bobbie

Thank you, Heather. I'm not sure about using oil pastels for this sort of portrait because they are quite large and blunt - great for the fabric in her dress, but difficult for the finer detail in the girl's face. She is quite striking, though!

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Oil pastel of an African girl from a "free for use" photo by Annie Spratt of a group of young ladies at a market downloaded from Unsplash on brown Canson Mi Tientes mixed media paper. I picked this girl out because I was attracted to her expression and the colourful fabric in her clothes.

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Bobbie Matulja

I'm a busy Churchwarden from a rural parish in South Shropshire. I've been painting and drawing for nearly 12 years - so I would describe myself as an experienced amateur. I've picked up a few art prizes at Tenbury Agricultural Show as well as exhibiting with a couple of art clubs and, for theā€¦

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