East Meets West Meets Africa V

The client wanted an “East Meets West Meets Africa” painting, with one request: yellow kimono.
このシリーズで是非1枚、という注文主のリクエストはひとつだけ。黄色い着物を着せて欲しい。

EWAI-IV

East Meets West Meets Africa I to IV

 

First I painted the background in dark green. A day later, the dark green mysteriously turned into black.
まず、背景を深緑に塗る。ところが翌日、どういうわけか深緑が黒に変わってしまった。

East Meets West Meets Africa V process 1

 

The background done.
背景終了。

East Meets West Meets Africa V process 2

 

Colours on the person were kept simple to create a happy contrast against the background.
人物の色はシンプルにして、背景とコントラストをつける。

"East Meets West Meets Africa V", acrylic on canvas, 2017

“East Meets West Meets Africa V”, acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 12″, 2017

 

The client loved the painting, saying that she was astonished because the colour tone and pattern of the garment were the exact same as those of the kimono she wore for her coming-of-age ceremony over 40 years ago. Of course, I wouldn’t have known.
絵の写真を見て驚いた注文主。着物の色合いも柄も、40年以上前に成人式で着た着物にそっくりとのこと。それを聞いて、こっちもびっくり。

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