Acrylic Painting: Surreal and Still

ACEO Shakawe by Nkolika Anyabolu 96.JPG

This is from one of the several pictures I took while on a trip to Shakawe, a town near the border between Botswana and Namibia.

There were children fishing in the small pond but I left them out in this painting. Will put them in the bigger one I intend to do someday.

What caught my attention were the reflections the vegetation at the side of the pool made in the still water. I don't know why I am always fascinated by reflections seen in water.

They almost always look very surreal and still. Qualities I long to imbibe.

Acrylic Painting: Man's Best Friend

Painting by Nkolika Anyabolu

This is another painting of a strange dog that came up to me and felt so safe and relaxed beside me as I stood at a bus stop.

I see a lot of beauty in these creatures and I sometimes wish all human beings can be like dogs. Dale Carnegie, in his book: How to win friends and influence people; used a dog to describe how we ought to be in other to win people over. And I couldn't agree with him more.

I love it when they wag their tails in joy and anticipation. And no matter what you do they will always come running to you anytime you get home....always happy to see you. Come to think of it: why can't we all strive to be like that? Wouldn't the world be a much better place to live in?

Wildlife paintings

 

 

Wildlife paintings

 

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
— Vincent van Gogh

Finding My Rhythm

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Things have been a bit slow with my blog and the number of times I post has reduced drastically...not that I've ran out of steam or content but just finding the time to post has been very difficult lately. I am pretty sure that I'll soon find my rhythm again.

One of my paintings was featured in yet another Etsy Treasury.  Do make out time to view it here. Make as many clicks as possible and your comments would be greatly appreciated.