Woman and Straw Bale

October 15

Its so easy to romanticize a subject like this. I do admire her but I guess her reality may have been a different story than that of the rural idyll suggested here. As always the handmade appeals to me and I like the way the straw bale is hand rolled and tied with plaited grass ropes and the way a cloth has been folded on top so neatly.

In this one I worked a lot on the grass in the straw bale. It had horrid pinky-purple shadows and I wanted to bring out the warm greens and browns. Its a subtle change but makes it more real.

Before and after – click for big.


Posted by on October 15, 2012 in Africa, Rural life, Woman

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