Monday, December 10, 2012

In Gabon, women held the family together.  They leave for the fields first thing in the morning and come back before dark.  They tend the fields all day and still find the energy to cook at night.  It was an uneven division of labor.  I tried to show the Gabonese woman's resilience in this painting.  "Mama Antoinette", gouache 10"x14"

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sleeping child

A common sight in Gabonese villages is a mother with a sleeping child wrapped in a sheet. I recall my mother in the Philippines carrying my youngest brother this way also.  This painting is titled "Sleeping child", watercolor on 9"x12" Lanaquarelle paper.