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June 2016
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Magic blue tape, and my calf resembling a hedgehog as the Physio does her best to sort my problematic Achilles.  For my painting of a vase of pink flowers and a sugar bowl, I wanted a loose, abstract feel to the painting. The flowers (NERINE bowdenii) are made up of spikes of starry delicate petals. A medium sized canvas (60x90cm) gave me room, without

Jardin du Carrousel Paris c1927 Oil on canvas 45cmx53cm Joseph Kleitsch was considered one of the premier painters in the early California School of Impressionism. Born in Deutsch St. Michael, Banat, Hungary on June 6, 1882, he began painting at the age of seven. After being awarded a scholarship by his village to study art, he continued his training in Budapest, Munich and

Oil on canvas 60cmx90cm Painting of a vase of pink flowers and a sugar bowl, I wanted a loose, abstract feel to the painting. The Nerine bowline flowers are made up of spikes of starry delicate petals. A medium sized canvas (60x90cm) gave me room, without the painting needing to be viewed from across the lagoon. I used a background of predominantly Ultramarine blue, broken with

Muddy colours. Flat. Lifeless. None of the mystery and wonder of the forest. Shadows full of hidden secrets. I used small amounts of Indian yellow to lift the cheek and forehead areas of the painting. Cobalt blue with titanium white was used with the pale grey and a light mixture of Raw Sienna for the highlights around the face. I wasn't brave enough

  Keel boats out at play in the sunshine. Fish Eagles calling from blue skies. My calves screaming after the never ending climb up the Pezula hill. Fantabulous burger at Easthead suitable compensation. The studio cold in the mornings before the sun visits. A couple of small paintings finished, and others packed and sent off to their new homes. An emotional handing over of a copy of

  Portrait of Donavan, ’Story Teller’, safely delivered to its new home. Stunning walk along the valley of the Berg River dam in the shadow of the towering Drakenstein mountains. Necessary after an evening of marvelous food and great wines. The final evening at Ruben’s before they move to a new location in Franschhoek. Tim and Sarah’s apartment our base for a few days in Cape