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Vanessa Steyn - "Tibetan Girl"
W: 455mm x H: 305mm x D: 7mm
Approx. Weight: 3kg
This work is framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)
About "Tibetan Girl"
This is another acrylic work of mine. The subject is of a Tibetan girl carrying her livelihood. This is a smaller canvas than usual and is more focused on the portrait of the figure instead of the full figure or most of the figure.
For me to enjoy painting something it needed to show a part of that person’s life, a part of their soul. As such my themes were often of the Middle East and or more rural areas where people work hard and live difficult lives. The lives of these people come out in the work so much more than most western societies. However I didn’t limit my work only to them. I would search for a picture to paint for a quite a while for each painting trying to find the picture that would jump out at me and tell me to paint it. After a number of oil pastel paintings I finally moved onto acrylic paint. The acrylic paint was a good medium for me and I eventually developed my own style where I would paint quite thickly and mix the paints on the canvas as I worked. Similar in technique to oil paints.
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