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Rhen Hanekom - "Lady Love"
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Oil on Canvas
W: 560mm x H: 710mm x D: 35mm
This work is framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)
From own cataloque
About "Lady Love"
My two labradors are fourteen this year and I have never painted them. I wanted to create a painting showing the interaction and love that exists between human and dog. I asked a friend to model for me in different outfits in my garden where my dogs are at home. I took hundreds of photos and just when we thought that the picture I was hoping for is just not going to happen, I snapped the photo from which the painting was produced. Just a quick moment which captured the interaction I was aiming for perfectly. I took my time painting this, placing a lot of focus on my dog which was the original idea behind the painting. Also a painting I am very fond and proud of.
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View all 7 works by Rhen Hanekom
Like most people, I struggle with my inner critic. But I get an indescribable satisfaction from the act of creating a painting. I spend a lot of time with each canvas, trying to find the right expression of light in a journey of discovery, knowing that when I do manage to find it I'll create something special. An object of value. I enjoy the journey of discovery almost as much as the finished work and the appreciation expressed by others.
National exhibitions through Galeria Mama Mia in Bloubergstrand and private exhibitions in Melkbosstrand and Table View
National diploma in fine arts. Degree in Management Accounting
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