Charcoal and Acrylic on Paper

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Fairy Castle

Charcoal and Acrylic on Paper 29cmx23cm Available for Sale $250.00 (Including Shipping) Copenhagen at the end of summer, the colours brilliant in a last push before autumn starts. The fairy tales of Hans Christian Anderson, reflections in the moat of the castle.

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Blossoms

Charcoal and Acrylic on Paper 25cmx35cm Available for Sale $250.00 (Including Shipping)   Branches of Magnolia blossoms in the restaurant, that Terry noticed were slowly opening more each day. Around Copenhagen, many of the windows have large glass vases, with branches of opening blossoms. Spots of colour against the flat greyness.

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Arches

Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper 30cmx23cm Available for Sale $250.00 (Including Shipping)   The canals of Amsterdam. A maze across the city that are impossible to ignore. Windows into worlds that entice one to look through, and around the next bend. The sun creating its own magic.

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A Winters Day

Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper 23cmx30cm Available for Sale $250.00 (Including Shipping)   The dark trees, silhouettes of the bridge over the canal. The hint of people against the buildings, with bits of light reflected off the water, provided a wonderful tonal painting opportunity. The charcoal dominates, creating a somber painting, with mushy dark brooding…

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Rajaf Cathedral

Charcoal and Acrylic on Paper 29cmx23cm Available for Sale $250.00 (Including Shipping) A short hop across the Nile River is the village of Rajaf, dominated by its red brick Colonial era cathedral. ‘the ground and walls were spattered with blood’ following the killing of a large number of villages during the war which had its…

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Pineapple Seller

Charcoal and Acrylic on Paper 29cmx23cm Available for Sale $250.00 (Including Shipping) Pineapple from a lady who was selling sliced, peeled, pineapple from her barrow on the corner. The slices cost almost nothing, which makes me a tad embarrassed about how much my bottle of wine costs and how many slices of pineapple she would…

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Mango Season

Charcoal and Acrylic on Paper 29cmx23cm Available for Sale $250.00 (Including Shipping) Its mango season and tall poles lie on the ground below the massive mango trees around the city. The idea being to knock the mango off the tree before it falls and rots.

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Shoe Shine

Charcoal and Acrylic on Paper 29cmx23cm Available for Sale $250.00 (Including Shipping) Kids shine shoes while you are having dinner at the restaurants in Juba Town, South Sudan. The moral dilemma of whether to pay for children to shine shoes or have them on the street begging.

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Juba Cattle

Charcoal and Acrylic on Paper 23cmx29cm Available for sale $250.00 (Courier fees included) Cattle blocking the road in Juba Town, still feels bazaar. Even though cattle are the cultural backbone of South Sudan, as well as a source of conflict and one of the biggest migrations in the world. There are an estimated 1 million…

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Juba Old Town

Charcoal and Acrylic on Paper 29cmx23cm Available for Sale $250.00 (Including Shipping) The old buildings of Juba Town are being torn down and replaced by concrete boxes and mirror glass, with little regard to retaining the cultural identity of the town.

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Aerial

Charcoal and Acrylic on paper 25cmx35cm The jump from the rocks into the ‘mall gat’ in the Cederberg. Being out of connection means I have paintings to upload from the other days of the challenge

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Fushia

Charcoal on paper 23cmx32cm Available for sale $1,200.00 The ‘calm calm of white space’ http://debiriley.com/2016/05/27/the-calm-call-of-white-space/ Carefully considered lines with the perfect restraint of Japanese Art my goal, while capturing the delicate beauty of the fuchsia flowers in the cottage garden.

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