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DEALING WITH PAINTING BUILDINGS IN BATIK MEDIUM


For the past 3 weeks i've had a privilege to do a series of pictures of a new maternity ward at Kiwoko Hospital. This was a new area for me as i contemplated on how to begin. I traveled to Kiwoko, a 2 hour drive journey from Kampala into the heart of Luweero District and took photographs. I sketched basing on the angles in the photographs and it was the first time that i had to deal with PERSPECTIVE in my paintings. It was fun doing it but challenging at the same time.

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