An Invitation to Gaze

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Sunday, 19 September 2010

1. The Senegalese Woman with Daisy Earrings

(Above) The Senegalese Woman with Daisy Earrings (reworked)
(width) cm x 16cm
September 2010
Mixed media (Windsor & Newton indian ink, Daler Rowney FW acrylic ink, Caran d'ache Neocolour II water-soluble wax crayons, Faber Castel Albrecht Durer watercolour crayons) on 100% cotton rag, acid-free paper).

Below: the earlier version of the painting posted above.

I've recently been looking again at the art of the Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow.
(Official website : )
I first came across Ousmane Sow's sculptures in 1999 when I was living in Paris, when there was an outdoor exhibition of half a dozen of his over-life size pieces on the Pont des Arts (one of the footbridges that crosses the Seine).
(See: )
I think the red-clay palette of this painting probably stems from my reviewing his work.

(Below) : Detail of a sculpture by Ousmane Sow