These are two sisters, same father, different mothers. Their faces are painted and especially dramatic are the khol eyebrows. These girls, about three and four years old were so exquisite, they are my favorite portrait. We were sent up on the roof of a main street building to watch a camel race, and they were running around with excitement. Luckily for me they wanted to see my cameras and I got the shots I needed to work from. They were all dressed up for the race and very proud of their new clothes. I know t shirts and jeans are more practical, but tribal dress is the best. If anyone is interested, I will put up the master drawings from this series to show how I work.
There are very few left of this series, many lost in a hurricane and others destroyed by angry Canadian postal workers on strike (yeah, I did not know Canadians could get angry either...)
archival paper and Sericol oil inks brilliant!