Enjoying the sweet spot. I love the part where I've chosen, manipulated the composition, tweaked the idea, thought of the colours, mapped in the image and the painting process begins. Its that sweet spot where the image is developing in front of me and I haven't yet leapt onto the palette knife.... Which generally obscures all my underpainting and ends up creating an entirely different feeling. #happytobepainting
Painting in the Karoo over new years. I hope we begin 2019 with grace and clarity.
A snippet from a larger piece I have been working on. Some thick stuff happening. Little sunbird nestling in the pincushion bloom.
Oh bring on them funky flamingos - it's 2019!
The 31st is a mixed day for my family as we remember the tragic and sudden loss of my father 8 years ago and yet set new goals to boldly tackle and enjoy the new year. Who would of thought that losing him then gave me the wings to follow my path as an artist .
Hope you all have a lovely day however you spend and share it.
Early Chirstmas pressie for me. How gorgeously packaged is this gift box, what a heavenly treat to receive such a stunning gift. And the goodies inside even more delightful. Thank you to the team at Gifted @giftedforyou
There is such a huge variety of pincushions in the Western Cape. I love this red bold variety.
Noordhoek auctioneers doing there thing for the Hout Bay Plein air challenge
Yachts and spinnakers. So loving. Thank you Trevor Wilkins Photgraphy for the use of this image. Painting available in my home studio. Message me or email email@example.com
When the right painting goes to the right family it takes the creating of artworks to a new level. I am thrilled that this piece, referenced from a beautiful white King protea specimen found at Silvermine Dam, found its home with a family whose energy is often renewed in these mountains. And when they are special friends of mine it is even better! #thankyou #happybirthday #madewithlove
Oh he is such a show off - look at him fluttering for the ladies. Well so I thought. A full palette knife painting of these quirky birds floated in a wooden kiatt frame to offset the blues. Painting available in my home studio. Message me or email firstname.lastname@example.org #paletteknife #thickpaint #southafricanart #buyartfromlocalartists #supportart
Reclaimed an older canvas board with pomegranates on and the colours offset this protea beautifully. Enjoyed painting this while out of my studio at a school camp. Teals are really my favorite favorite colour in the whole world. Painting available in my home studio. Message or email email@example.com
This year I have been extremely fortunate to attend classes with the very gifted and wonderful Natalie Hirschman who has given very thorough tuition, yet has also include a variety of fun and challenging exercises. It's been divine! Recently we had so much fun and inspiration messing about with charcoal. This portrait is by no means finished, but it is what it is. Maybe its the start of something new? #charcoal #learningnewthings #keepgrowing #keeplearning