Mixed Media On Canvas (Goldleaf, Hessian, Feather, Acrylic, Gesso… and a secret one : ) ) 85 x40 approx size


abstract, africa, african, carmen, cilliers, figures, hessian, original, people, red, texture, tribal

My paintings are an exploration and expression of my personal emotions, interpersonal relationships and recollections of childhood; the human condition; and also influenced by my travel experiences and their influences on my senses as well as inspiration drawn from current fashion and pop culture.

My aim is to represent my world and express, with my chosen media the emotional moments, quirky twists and often humorous encounters of life.

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  • hinting
    hintingover 6 years ago

    love the secret ingredient! Just like the KFC spices.
    On the art, I love the richness of the red. So deep!

  • Carmen  Cilliers
    Carmen Cilliersover 6 years ago

    Hi Hinting… yes, the secret ingredient has a lot to do with why it’s so red. (no it’s not photoshop or altered, but there is something I have added)

  • kafka
    kafkaover 6 years ago

    deep painting – are those figures that I can see?

  • janvanbaarle
    janvanbaarleover 6 years ago

    Great work!

  • Carmen  Cilliers
    Carmen Cilliersover 6 years ago

    Hi Kafka, they sure are. Thanks to you and Jannie for your comments : )

  • clau
    clauover 6 years ago

    Carmen: very very beautiful!!!!

  • Carmen  Cilliers
    Carmen Cilliersover 6 years ago

    Thanks Claudia!

  • Headcrime
    Headcrimeover 6 years ago

    Great work!!!!!

  • Seth  Weaver
    Seth Weaverover 6 years ago

    Very rich and tribal feeling Carmen.

  • DawsonImages
    DawsonImagesover 6 years ago

    nice texture and color

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