Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Sunset over the Kruger Park

Did I give myself a challenge!  Sorry to those who also struggled! 

I finally settled on putting something together which had an element of Hundertwasser in that my colour range would be kept simple along with the subject matter.  Because of my title I also wanted to add animals in some quirky, naive, caricatured form. Hence the 'Tinga Tinga' style of the giraffe & zebra.  

This is my finished piece. Whole cloth, painted & stitched.

This is the Hundertwasser that I used as my starting point.


Tinga Tinga is a painting style that developed in the late part of the 20th Century in Dar es Salaam by a local painter called Said Tingatinga. Today Tinga Tinga paintings are one of the most widely represented forms of tourist art in Tanzania and neighbouring countries. Here are some examples.




On reflection maybe I have kept it too simple.  Possibly dividing the green areas left and right of the blue in half again and the lines slightly variable would have been a better option. You live and learn!

The best of all was visiting Kruger Park in January this year, having been there last January, and seeing a flourishing green park again. Last year it looked like a tornado had ripped thru the park, it was dry and barren.  Now it is so green and lush.  The rains have worked a miracle.


11 comments:

  1. I think Hundertwasser would have taken to the Tingatinga paintings. Actually I like the simplicity and especially the addition of the giraffe and zebra - they seem to fit in perfectly.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love it! Such a nice combination of the 2 artists. I'm impressed that you painted it all. What paints did you use?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are our local fabric paints. Dala is the brand name.

      Delete
  3. Wow, you are so clever. The two styles work so well together. I would like to see this piece, your painted lines are so vibrant and crisp.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hunterwasser goes to Africa! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is such a clever interpretation of your chosen Hundertwasser painting .I liked how you gave it an African twist . (Was pleased to know that Kruger is once again lush and green)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I so enjoy each of your pieces and the cultural stories that you share. The juxtaposition of the two artists' influence on your work along with with your design and painting, make this truly breathtaking.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Phil you are so clever in the way you bring in a bit of Africa into your work - I really love the whimsy you have created but combining it with Hundertwasser style. A really delightful piece which you can expand on in future works.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Again I can only agree with what everybody else has been saying. The combination of two different artists is inspired and he would have approved.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love this one! It all fits together so well. Having just returned from South Africa I can really appreciate the subject, even if I can't imagine what teh bush would look like all brown, having only seen it as green.

    ReplyDelete
  10. This has worked really well. I love it.

    ReplyDelete