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Afghanistan Woman
Afghanistan Woman
Acrylic and Colored Pencil on Canvas Board
19” x 23 ½”

This is one of my earliest attempts at #portrait painting. At the time, #Afghanistan was coming off fighting with the then USSR and I remember @natgeo running an article on the people of Afghanistan. One picture, now famous around the world, stood out then and now. It was a great photograph and it captured this young lady with haunting aquamarine eyes.

While this isn’t a carbon copy of that picture, I did base it on that photo to the best of my abilities at the time. I was 18 and a fledgling in my artistic journey (though if you would’ve asked me then I’m sure I knew it all). A lot has happened in Afghanistan over the years and I pray for a day that nation has peace and prosperity.

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