Congo Chief

This is a pastel portrait of a chief in the Congo. A big mining company bought land from him for next to nothing.  He and his humble family were transformed yet still remained as close to the earth as ever.

When I mentioned to him that I would like to paint his portrait, he disappeared into his hut and emerged wearing his smart jacket and his traditional headpiece and lovely smile !

 

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jennylyngorman

I am a fun loving individual, mad about nature, photography, Art, hiking, travelling, and like-minded people !

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