This was from a sketch I made after a very late night celebration for the village chief. As always, this went on until sunrise.
"Mama from Mintoum", gouache 5''x8'' (SOLD).
This is Gaston Akamayong's (one of my really old farmer) wife, a really head-strong woman who, at 60, still carries a load of wood for cooking. This was based on a quick sketch I made of her one morning.
"Baka children", gouache 5''x7''
Painting from a long pirogue ride up the Ivindo River near Makokou. Bakas were the pygmy tribe that I stayed with for a few days.