Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Before we leave Africa for another continent, I'd like to take you on a stroll to the west African coast, to Ziguinchor, a fisherman's village in Senegal along the Casamance River. This was my final stop before sailing across the Atlantic. As I wouldn't want to be seen with a camera, never the best way to meet people, I took very few photographs and illustrated my travel book with watercolors instead. I had a gold coin around my neck in case I found something truly beautiful to exchange for instead of bank notes which I got robbed of anyway while painting on the market. Properly stripped, I sailed to South America and landed there as pennyless as a newborn.

6 comments:

studioJudith said...

"pennyless as a newborn" ... .
alas, it comes - it goes.

Beautiful watercolors, Ivan.

Jjj

The Concrete Commentator said...

talent, talent, talent. I love your watercolors.
Jesse

nativekee said...

so gorgeous!

Sit said...

Allant de blog en blog, je tombe ici. Que c'est beau ! Merci.

little augury said...

Love these watercolor sketches as an accompaniment to the photographs- You should always incorporated them! la

Errant Aesthete said...

I so agree with LA. Your sketches are so wonderfully rich and enhance the whole of your work. Magnificent!