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Heloise De Beer - "African Lady Faceted"
African Lady Faceted
African Lady Faceted
Acrylic on Canvas
W: 455mm x H: 610mm x D: 40mm
Approx. Weight: 1kg
This work is unframed
New Style of Painting
About "African Lady Faceted"
When I saw her face, I wanted to try facets again, because I love the way it brings out colours you are unaware of otherwise. To get this new look across, I tried to look at the shadows and because the light came from above, I played a bit with the lights and the shadows. I also thought she needed something to lighten her up somehow, added a bangle around her neck, an earring - in turquoise, my favourite colour - and I am satisfied!
I've been drawing since I was quite young and people encouraged me to go on, which was very good, because young children tend to stop drawing at about 10 years of age. So, after school I did stop drawing/painting and only started again by going for lessons privately a long time afterwards, and eventually ended up going to Ruth Prowse School of Art for refreshment. I went on doing fabric painting professionally and sold quite a few African stuff to overseas buyers through a shop. A few years ago started with oils and eventually tried acrylics, now I do not want to go back to oils, I like painting with acrylics so much. I love faces. I like to paint people too. I also really love colours and to paint realistically. Abstract art, unless it evokes an emotion in me with the use of colour, I don't understand fully - I just like it when any painting 'speaks' to you. So, I guess, realistic art in most forms appeals to me, especially accompanied by bright, vibrant colours - I just love it when a painting 'jumps' out at you!
Exhibited at Hogsback "Christmas in July" festival recently and sold some paintings there.
Matriculated, and studied (later) at Ruth Prowse School of Art.
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