毛里臉

Maori face

2016年3月12日於紐西蘭 羅托魯瓦

12 March 2016 in Rotorua, New Zealand

這畫長逾一米,畫在白帆布上,畫材是塑膠彩。

靈感來自毛里人(紐西蘭土著)獨有的人面刺青,我再略加修改而成。

土黃、土紅、土棕色的密集小彩點是澳洲土著畫常見背景,人面彩點靈感來源於此。

 

不過我計算錯了,無位畫人物的另一隻眼,失策……

此畫只有90分鐘左右時間,畫得好趕,根本無時間用鉛筆起稿,一開始就要用塑膠彩上色。

 

我是在紐西蘭羅托魯瓦藝術村畫的。當時我正找展覽來看,行過一個房間,房門大開,裏頭有人,枱上有畫,我以為那是畫展,就走入去,一位老紳士隨即前來,我們就輕鬆地聊了起來,他看了我的自製手繪明信片,又邀請我坐下畫畫,枱上已齊備白帆布、塑膠彩等畫具。

我見房內另有其他女士正在畫畫,我以為這是社區藝術班,任何人都能參加,我已很久無畫帆布畫了,就厚臉皮的坐下畫畫了。

畫畫的時間過得飛快,也超開心;)

我來訪時是觀眾,離開時變畫家,真是奇緣啊!

 

後來我才知道,原來那老紳士Mr. Martyn Evans是畫班導師,畫班原來是需收費的,還要預早報名。

如果在香港,每間課室的門都關得嚴密,萬一誤闖,即被保安請出;與紐西蘭的開放式教學大相逕庭。

真的非常感謝Mr. Martyn Evans,好彩有他的開放與寬容,不然我無機會畫到這作品呀!

 

 

This was done on a white canvas (more than 1 meter!) with acrylic. It is a Maori tattoo face with Australian aboriginal dotted background. There are always dotted background colored with grey red, yellow or brown in Australian aboriginal drawings. And I changed into a bright colorful dotted background.

I was always fascinated by Maori tattoo pattern, it is with such detail decorative and full of stories so I try to imitate the Maori style on this drawing.

 

It is my mistake that I did the wrong calculation so the figure missing one eye…

I did this drawing in about 90 minutes and it is such a rush! No time for pencil draft and just put acrylic on the white canvas and DRAW!

 

I did this drawing in The Arts Village, Rotorua in New Zealand. I was just wondering in the building and looking for exhibitions to see. Then I walked pass a room with its door opened. There were people in the rooms and paintings on tables. I thought it was an exhibition so I walked in. Then a gentleman approached me with a relax mood and we talked about art and I showed him my hand-made art work postcards and he invited me to have a seat and draw with canvas and acrylic prepared.

I had not drawn on canvas so long that I can’t wait to start the drawing. I have noticed there was several ladies were drawing in the room too. I thought it was an open course on art ran by local communicate center which everyone can drop in so I just sat and drawn with 100% ease.

Times flied and I really enjoyed the drawing time.

I came in as a visitor and come out as an artist, such an amazing experience!

 

Later I found out that the gentleman, Mr. Martyn Evans was the teacher of the art class and actually everyone had to register themselves days earlier and pay for the lesson!

If it was in Hong Kong, the door of every paid lesson would be shut tight for sure and I would be invited to get out immediately by the annoyed teachers or securities if I enter a wrong classroom.

I really own a big thanks to Mr. Martyn Evans for such a generous welcoming to strangers from foreign country like me. This painting wouldn’t be made without his confident support!

毛里人的面部刺青是身份標記,圖為毛里工藝品,好~靚~呀~~~❤

The Maori's facial tatoo is their identity. They are the Maori art work, so~beautiful~~~❤

毛里工藝品,有市有價

Maori art work in a souvenir shop

毛里人面刺青有好多種

There are lots of different facial tatoo in Maori culture.

「點點」是澳洲土著畫的特色

'Dot' is a very unique feature in Australian aboriginal drawing.

making of...

無時間所以要用雙手畫,因此有四枝筆

It was so rush that i have to use both hands to draw, that's why there are 4 brushes.

曬乾……

Drying...