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Girl in a Black Dress by JolanteHesse

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Charcoal, 56×30cm
My mother as a young woman. From a reference photo taken in the Free State, South Africa in the early 40’s

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Some years ago I survived a serious attack on my life. During the year of recovery, I did two drawings and found the activity both calming and exciting.
I am studying under Leon Fourie.
I have simplified my life completely and now paint full time.

Art for me, is an intensely personal expression of how I appreciate and perceive life and people.

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  • Jos van de venne
    Jos van de venneover 2 years ago

    Great job, Jolante. I Guess you have captured the 40’s very well in this one. It is always a pleasure to see your new, outstanding work!

  • Thanks so much Jos! I don’t have a painting ready so decided to load one of my drawings…

    – JolanteHesse

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 2 years ago

    Wonderful work, Jolante

  • Thanks so much Shulie!

    – JolanteHesse

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 2 years ago

    SO loving and beautiful. Perfect for Mothers Day.

  • Shucks, I haven’t thought of that, thanks Anthea!

    – JolanteHesse

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 2 years ago

    a beautiful portrait Jolante.

  • Thanks so much Lisa!

    – JolanteHesse

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    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

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  • Thanks so much Kira!

    – JolanteHesse

  • Franck Balestracci
    Franck Balestr...over 2 years ago

    A superb portrait Jolante ! So full of love for a mother

  • Much appreciated Franck!

    – JolanteHesse

  • Ray-d
    Ray-dover 2 years ago

    Lovely tribute Jolante.

  • Thank you very much ray!

    – JolanteHesse

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 2 years ago

    Love the quick sketch attitude of your charcoal work. And her expression is darling. You seem to have chosen the perfect medium to project this vintage portrait.

  • I appreciate your thoughtful words, thanks so much!

    – JolanteHesse

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago


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  • Thanks a lot deborah, I am honoured…

    – JolanteHesse

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 2 years ago

    beautiful work, Jolante

  • Thank you very, very much tori!

    – JolanteHesse

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