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Immigrating Afghan woman

by waelhamid
This painting was done while the US military campaign on Afghanistan. I was so much affected by the scenes of the huge number of people who had to leave their residences to escape the bombing and fire. A woman carrying her child striding across the roads, leaving her country, was a traditional scene we used to see in the TV bulletin news.
At this time, I tried to express this scene my way..
Medium: Oil pastel on paper, A digital copy is available
Size: 50 cm X 35 cm
Price: negotiable


by ehoeveler on Mar 22, 2015 at 05:03 PM
After reading your explanation I double-admire your desire to state this POV in a gentle and peaceful way. Your faceless woman is able to look for a better day and that baby knows his/her mama will be a safe guide. I love, love, love your color palette and 'cottony(?)' texturizing. Thank You, E
by waelhamid on Mar 20, 2015 at 11:52 PM
and sorry for the delay .. just back after long time absence :)
by waelhamid on Mar 20, 2015 at 11:51 PM
Thanks so much for your comment Serenitypeggy .. Really appreciated ..
by Serenitypeggy on Jan 08, 2010 at 01:57 PM
The directness of this painting is wonderful. Truly, it's simplicity is what sets it apart. The angle of the dress leads the eye to the child; The curve of the child's body pushes the eye to the faceless mother. Faceless because there are so many. Very nice.

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