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December 2018
  -  2018

Memories Acrylic on canvas 102cmx76cm Fantasmegorical lunch on Christmas day. Nine courses of culinary delight. Blood sugars controlled, thanks to the careful menu preparation by the Chef’s. Glad I didn’t have to drive! Menu Spring onion wrapped in bacon with cumin and paprika. Cooked with lemon. Prawns with chilly. Maron freshwater crayfish Vietnamese salad Kingklip Crevice with kiwi fruit, red onion Cape whiting (fish) with an olive, anchovies, chili, tomato and

‘Come-Along’ Oil on canvas 76cmx104cm The latest painting in my ‘Humanising the Homeless’ series of portraits. Peter and his constant companion, ‘come-along’. He is rough sleeping street dog, so I used the crumpled finger ends of the gloves to produce a rough texture for his fur. His eyes, full of his ‘Yoda’ like wisdom. The magical Monaco Madder colour adding depth and richness to the

Seven Passes road to Wilderness makes for a fabulous 75km morning ride. Twisting down through the gorges, the light filtered through the indigenous Forest. Didn’t see any elephants, although that could have been due to the sweat staining my glasses. Legs finished. Bum, complaining. Flava restaurant the meeting point for the support crew that assembled the bits of cyclists, gear and bicycles for the

Crown for a King Oil on canvas 20cmx20cm Prince's second birthday. All his friends, including Licorice and Popcorn visiting. Benji and Hobo for a beach play. A boereworse braai with new squeaky toys. Chaos. ‘Craig’s and Coreta’s Charity Challenge’, a team run, and MTB jaunt out to Brenton. For the runners, across the iconic Train Bridge, while the cyclists went around over the historic Red Bridge.

The panorama outside the window shifts daily with visiting yacht arrivals and departures. Fleur de Passion of the The Ocean Mapping Expedition, our new neighbour on the estuary.(http://www.omexpedition.ch/index.php/en/) King Protea on the easel. Small canvases as I sort different approaches from the crazy, to the abstract. Doing my best to look after my Achilles that thankfully has eased after a painful few days. My running

'Surfers’, my painting of dolphin taken from a photo out along Brenton beach. Movement to capture their joyful play the essence of the painting on a large canvas (2mx0,7m) that allowed me to indulge in the different colours of the sea. I used the high translucency of phthalo blue and green as the primary colours in the water, adding lemon yellow to get a

Air reverberating with the sounds of helicopters heading to the fire front, the news that one of my collectors homes had burnt down. 3 generations of memories lost, and my paintings. Blood sugars suddenly trampolining all over the place (7.8 mmol/L -3.8 mmol/L) after a month of being stable. Averaging 6.0 mmol/L with a standard deviation of 0,7. Diabetic carbs at 23grams, well within

The first batch of scarves from the ‘Wearable Art’ range sent to their new homes. The sample of the ‘Coral Tree’ scarf finally released through customs. Vibrant, with the smudges from my fingers in the painting, creating pattern waves on the silk. Orders placed with delivery scheduled for end of Nov, early Dec. Chef Hirsch. Starter of salmon on cucumber rounds with a zezty

Cooling morning mist lifting, sun already hot. A dramatic change to the apocalypse skies with fires again burning through the Forests. Blankets of ash carried by the winds. While it would be good to use these crazy times to account for my laboured running, it’s probably more a result of too much red wine and the overpowering scent of the star jasmine seizing my

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