Loss Of A Loved One: Tribute To My Dad- Prof Michael Obiako

On the 11th of September, 2009 my father; Prof Michael Nwafor Obiako went to be with God the master artist. It is one thing to hear of death and see people die. It is a totally different ball game when you loose a loved one...someone who has been there all your life.  I have always known that death is a sure end for each and every one of us. Like most people say "Death is the only thing in life that comes with a 100% guarantee". But no matter how much literature you know or how much you tell yourself that one day you would lose someone close to your heart. Nothing ever prepares you for the feeling that instantly overwhelms you when it happens.

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Pastel Portrait Painting Demo

This video is a pastel portrait painting demo by the artist: Graciela Bombalova. She creates beautiful portraits with pastels and she makes working with pastels look so easy. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the video especially her free hand drawing; it all reminds me why I stopped painting portraits. I often struggled with getting the sparkle in their eyes. I hope you would enjoy it as much as I did.

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