Painting of a Mongolian Nomad

100% hand-painted portrait of a Nomad from Mongolia

Mongolian Nomad Painting by Frank Wagtmans
Hand-painted painting of a Mongolian Nomad


Mongolian Nomad Painting by Frank Wagtmans
Hand-painted artwork of a traditional Mongolian Nomad completely handcrafted by Frank Wagtmans.


This beautiful hand-painted painting of a traditional Mongolian Nomad in authentic clothing is an absolute must-have for any art lover. It was created by an experienced portrait painter dedicated to capturing the essence of Mongolian culture in his artworks.

The painting exudes an undeniable power, with thick paint textures and vibrant colors that grab attention and take the viewer on a journey through the Mongolian steppe. The authentic clothing of the Nomad is depicted in minute detail, giving the viewer a sense of the rich cultural history of this people.

Another striking feature of this painting are the shiny stones that have been carefully placed for an extra layer of texture and shine. This gives the work incredible depth and dimension, and makes it a real eye-catcher in any room.

This painting is not only a visual spectacle, but also an emotional experience that touches the soul. It is a tribute to Mongolia's rich culture and history, and a wonderful addition to any art collection. If you are looking for a unique and meaningful piece of art, this painting is definitely something to consider.


Frank used thick textured paint and paste in this portrait to bring more depth to the painting. Furthermore, several parts were painted with metallic acrylic paint which gives a very nice luxurious effect and in the right light a brilliant shine. Finally, the portrait was varnished with high-gloss varnish for years of protection. The edges are painted along so the painting does not need to be framed and can be hung immediately to enjoy. The painting is 1.50 long and 1 meter wide. The thickness is 4 cm.

The painting process

Mongolian Nomad - Painting process
The portrait begins by making a sketch.
Mongolian Nomad - Painting process
Applying paint texture and the first coats of color.
Mongolian Nomad - Painting process
The background consists of many transparent layers applied over and over again.
Mongolian Nomad - Painting process
Layer by layer, the final portrait slowly comes into view.
Mongolian Nomad - Painting process
At the end, the varnish is applied to protect the painting for years to come.
Mongolian Nomad - Painting process
The varnish layer takes many hours to dry.
Mongolian Nomad - Painting process
Here you can see how the thick paint texture adds depth and realism.
Mongolian Nomad - Painting process
Part of the hat is made with metallic gold paint and finished with shiny stones.
Mongolian Nomad - Painting process
You can see the clothing detailed here.
Mongolian Nomad - Painting process
Many colors and paint textures follow one another and this makes the painting a special one.


Mongolian nomadic culture is a rich and fascinating tradition dating back more than a thousand years. The nomadic lifestyle is a way of life embedded in Mongolian history and still practiced by many Mongolian families today.

Mongolian nomads live in harmony with nature and their environment, and have a deep respect for the animals and the land on which they live. Their lifestyle is based on raising livestock and moving their herds from pasture to pasture to graze. This way of life has led to a strong bond between the nomads and their animals, who are often considered family members.

An important aspect of Mongolian culture is the emphasis on hospitality and food sharing. Guests are always welcomed with open arms and the best food available, often from their own herds. Sharing food is an essential part of nomadic culture and symbolizes the common bond that nomadic families have with each other and with their environment.

The traditions of Mongolian nomads are deeply rooted in their language, dress and music. The Mongolian language, known for its rich poetic traditions, is still the main language of the nomads. The traditional clothing of Mongolian nomads, made of wool and leather, is durable and functional and is often decorated with colorful embroidery and patterns that reflect local culture and history. Music is also an important part of Mongolian culture, with traditional instruments such as the morin khuur, a two-stringed violin, and the tsuur, a flute made of bamboo.

Although Mongolian nomadic culture has adapted to modern times, the spirit and power of this tradition remains alive. The nomadic lifestyle offers an inspiring example of sustainable living in harmony with nature and community. Mongolian culture is a treasure trove of knowledge, experience and wisdom that can help us restore our relationship with nature and each other.