Thursday, September 5, 2013

Patience and Dignity

ARTISTS of AFRICA Artist Marie Theron  
"The Old Fruit Seller" 914mm x 914mm  OIL ON WRAPPED COTTON CANVAS

There is something of which all travelers to Africa become aware: Africa has its own time. Everything is done rhythmically, peacefully and slow. And look at the old people, there is an inborn dignity! This man was seen from a vehicle in Zanzibar. I just never like to ask people for a "pose", as much will be lost in the posed photograph. In the moments I have seen him, time stood still for me. Everything was just perfect! No hard selling, like that seen in the resorts, took place. God provided the fruit (which grows in abundance in Zanzibar) and by-and-by the regular customers would come along.

I used a limited palette in keeping with the subject. You should see the new skies in my work! I am tired of pretty perfect skies....these markings must say something else. The painting can be purchased HERE .

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