Wednesday, May 21, 2008

New Oil Painting

This is a painting I did recently of Saihou Njie, a teaching artist and musician from Gambia. I met Saihou last year when we were "neighbors" at an outdoor art festival. Later in the year, Saihou came to Washington Elementary (my son's school) and taught the 4th-grade students the art of batik. What fun! He also demonstrated drumming and gave the students the opportunity to play drums and dance. Saihou's visit was a wonderful combination of art, music, culture, and a message of peace.


Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Beautiful! I love how you captured his smile. You can feel the joy in this piece. :)

Peggi Habets Studio said...

Thank you Kasie. Oh, Saihou is a very joyful person, always smiling when I see him and full of kindness.

benjatoon studio said...

good job! and nice blog! Benjamin:)