Rapa Nui the ExplorerKirsten McIntosh
Media: Acrylic on canvas, unframed
Artist comment -
This lovely lady The Explorer - Rapa Nui is from the Easter Islands. I loved the strength that she shows. She is one of the first people that I have painted. I enjoyed trying to get the facial features in perspective and tried to pay special attention to the shells and feathers on the cloak. I really wanted these to stand out.
The feeling of this painting evokes great strength and wisdom. There was something about this image that drew me to her.
I really love this piece and it is one of my favourite works to date.
All of the colours in the painting work together and I only use five or so colours in each of my paintings to create a cohesive series of work.