Oil on canvas, 60×40cmThis is Martha, Paulinah’s sister (I am Somebody). She is Jemina’s daughter and Petrus’ granddaughter. She is one of the girls in Together Alone.This is the final portrait of this family from rural South Africa.
portrait africa child girl green sadness
Love the play of shadows you have here. The expression makes her so real. No one should be alone.
Your thoughtful words mean a lot to me, Mick. Thank you!
Great title for this Jolante, given the title of Paulinah’s :)Beautiful portrait. Lovely light!
Thanks so very much Maree, I really appreciate your support!
Thanks so much Julie!
“Final”, but perhaps the most stunning. So very beautiful, Jolante. So harmonious and warm, despite her scowl. It’s as if she could speak to us and we could hear.
Thanks so very much Frannie!
Easily recognizable as yours Jo, rich in tones and composition, fave! :)
Hi Eddy, wonderful to receive such and encouraging comment from you, thank you.
Stunning beauty of her face simply incredible. Great work, Jolante!
Tatjana, thank you very, very much!
An excellent portrait! Such richness in the palette and light! Great shadows and highlights and an intense expression on your subject!
I really appreciate your encouraging comment Angie, thank you.
While the portrait itself is one that has been excellently painted it still disturbs me that I feel like this young woman should be smiling. With a good educated guess as to why she’s not makes this a very moving work Jolante.
What a wonderfully insightful comment Jim. Her mom, who worked for me, died in a taxi accident. The reference was taken about a week after her funeral. Hence that expression…
The isolated position sooooooooooooo adds to a breathtaking portrait , Somebody’s Sister is one of your stunning accomplished works of art that fills your astonishing gallery dear Jolante , the gaze is so haunting …. Woawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Paul
Thanks so very much for your incredibly encouraging comment Paul!
Thank you Lora!
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