Nguni Study Revisited

Nguni Cameo. Watercolour 500 x 350 mm.

After the big oil that I painted and sold in 2009, I have not painted Nguni’s again. So, a recent Nguni inquiry inspired me to compose another BIG canvas. I have a photo taken many years ago, between Pofadder and Pella, of a cattle herder with his herd. This is my inspiration for the new painting. However there are many logistical considerations with this painting as the entire herd of cattle are walking forward in a tight group, and most of my Nguni photographs are not suitable. These two paintings below were studies made of the few I do have, and now, I must go and visit Nguni farmers in the district to glean more photographic reference. It is a mighty challenge but an enjoyable one all the same. The painting at the top, is just a small unrelated pair of Nguni that caught my attention.

Nguni study 1. Watercolour 380 x 270 mm.

Nguni Study 2. Watercolour. 380 x 270 mm

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