Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Ina Te Papatahi
I observed very closely at all the detail in the painting like the blanket, moko, wrinkles, shading and the background. All these features in the painting were quite difficult to reproduce. The hardest stage was colouring in the hair and background, as you can see I have used multiple colours. I used the colour wheel on Hyperstudio to get the right colours, I had to be focused to get the right colours, but in the end I did.
Charles Fredrick Goldie painted Ina Te Papatahi and many other Maori people. Why? He wanted to preserve the Maori culture and he did that through painting. Paintings can last over 100 years, infact the painting Ina Te Papatahi is 102 years old.