April 2015
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Oil on Canvas 70cmx110cm Available for Sale $1,500 excluding courier fees The old ship bollard on the jetty at Thesen Island was the focus of my painting, 'The Light in Between'. Yachts at anchor against stormy skies. I used three main mixes for the painting. Permanent Magenta (Daler-Rowney) and Ultramarine Blue (Malmeri) Burnt Sienna, Cobalt Blue (Lucas) and Permanent Magenta. And, a mix of Indian Yellow

Surf breaking across the entrance to the heads. Sunrise and sunset beach walks. The wind chilly. Distant snow on the mountains. A Moment in Time. Oil on Canvas 70cmx101cm. A painting of the Heads in Knysna. The cloud formations reminded me of a ship and in painting them, I decided I liked the idea of a sailing ship entering through the Heads. I have

A semblance of order has been achieved in the house on Leisure Island. The movers arrived. Off loaded, and left. With seemingly, the only broken bits in one of the boxes I packed. Apparently, martini glasses don't like having vases packed on top of them, and then being squeezed under a ton of other stuff. As the box hadn't been unpacked since our

Oil on Canvas 40cmx50cm This will be our view from the studio apartment in Knysna. I didn't want to paint the predictable 'pretty' yachts. There are enough of those sort of paintings around this place. The line of yachts reminded me of elephants crossing the Chobe River in Botswana. A hint of turquoise and a spot of Van Gogh red

Note to self. Leaving the plug in the basin with the tap not fully close and going out for dinner is not a great idea.Selling bits and pieces that we won't need in Knysna through Gumtree has been quite successful. Although, I did end up caught up in a police investigation into a syndicate selling stolen cell phones. We met the person who

It's National Poetry Month, and with a box of paintings from Afghanistan, the painting 'Shattered Dreams' of a guy with his kite caught in the tree came to mind.Shattered DreamsA treeA boy standsDust swirlsFists clenchedBranches whipTears streamWind whistlesUpturned faceFabric tearsShattered dreamsA kite, caught, tatteredKabul 2004

In the cottage garden, the sage are in full flower. Their purple spikes above the patio wall, a magnet for sunbirds. The fuchsias have their last late summer burst of flowers. Pink lanterns in the afternoon sunlight. Double yellow hibiscus creating a corner of brilliance.A charcoal illustration of fuchsia flowers in the garden. Simple lines with my left hand. My body contorting itself