Wednesday, September 29, 2010

day twenty-eight

today was one of those days that i did not feel like painting, so i had to choose a compelling subject to paint. these boys were a couple orphans from an extremely poor township in pretoria, south africa. on the day i took the picture, we had the privilege of visiting this truly amazing woman who fed the kids in her little village 2 meals a day. most of the kids were either orphaned or lived with their grandmothers... most of their parents dying of AIDS. we fed the kids a meal and played with them for a few hours. a very humbling experience for all of us.

a friend thought it would be important to mention how long i spend painting... well, i gave about 30 minutes to this painting.

5.5x8.5" watercolor on watercolor paper

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