Sunday, 24 February 2013
Some retouching still left to be done
Colours seem rather harsh due to flash
As blue pigment was not very common in Africa, Reckitt's blue was an attractive alternative.
Sadly, this one-time commodity is no longer available in Western Europe. I therefore use acrilic paints.
The bird's body will be decorated with cowry shells.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
|With a Ukrainian Rushnik or towel|
(Last gold lines added tonight)
Saw this East African woman today, as I left the railway station, wearing some kind of traditional Somalian dress, very bright vermillion in the afternoon light. A shining, almost Marian appearance.
My icon was walking there.
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