The Beast - first study for 'Beauty and the Beast'
see Faces of Earth gallery for the end result.
I gave this study to my mate Simon Behind the Scenes, not to be confused with Simon the Peacemaker. The study is of Rangihaeata, nephew of Te Rauparaha and one of the main characters in my novel 'The Night Fishermen'. I'll write more about all this later. I am right now trying to remember exactly what went into this painting. Oh, yeah, Rangihaeata had a prominent Roman nose and was known as the parrot's beak. You can see that in the centre right of the painting - stylised as a Titahi Bay Beach expanse of sand. Underlying the map is an actual topographic map of Titahi Bay that Simon and I had used in an afternoon rogaine. No, rogaine is not a pill, it is an adventure sport. That is another story.
For the time being, get back to the media used in the pic inanga!
gouache, acrylic, oil, plasticised rogaining map Titahi Bay 1:25,000, collage from banner, string in topknot, glitter paint and greenstone pendant 2006
Kaitiaki: Simon Behind the Scenes
300mm x 420mm unframed