A couple of small elephant paintings. The rough canvas, acting like ‘wag-'n-bietjie' (wait a moment) thorns, gripping my fingers as I tried to create the sketching lines of the painting, to resemble a charcoal drawing. An a usual grey mixture of Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Umber. Wobbly legs after the trail run through the forest. Thrilled that despite the uneven footing, little additional shoulder
'View to the Heads' 20cmx20cm It’s been awhile since I did the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. Normally a calendar month thing, a middle of the month start doesn’t seem to be too out of place. The focus, the popular 20cmx20cm canvases, which have my fingers in weird contortions. However, I’m happy to let each day dictate what gets painted. While my visit to
'Irises and Foxgloves 2' Oil on canvas 72cmx72cm Thrilled to be part of the Winter One Fly Anti Rhino Poaching Charity event held in Dullstroom, where my painting of the rhino ‘Unicorn’ was part of the auction. The auction alone, raised R390,000.00 for anti-poaching support. Based out of Skakuza, in the Kruger Park. I have finished fiddling with the second of the ‘Irises and Foxgloves’ paintings.
'Irises and Foxgloves 1' Oil on canvas 76cmx104cm Stopped fiddling with the first painting of Irises and Foxgloves. Wiped some of the paint from the canvas where it felt too heavy, and darkened some of the edges of the various shapes creating the journey through the composition. Sounds of Spring while out jogging. Burchell’s Coucal calling from the bushes, and Fish Eagle’s against blue skies. Not