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October 2019
  -    -  October

Small Cape-sugarbird painting and two new scarf designs based on the Irises and Foxgloves and the abstract seascape from Pringle Bay. Hours grappling with the enforced software changes as Apple eliminate third party software. Buffel’s dune walk, beach and graffiti. Calf muscles a tad unhappy with the soft sand and steps. Not nearly as unhappy as my bum muscles after their first ride back

Studio busy with tourists and a new banner up against the black of the building site next door giving some visibility for the studio.  A small painting of Cape Sugarbird, and two canvases prepared for the Greyton Art Walk next month. I will be painting there for a couple of days and need the canvases dry enough to travel.  Resupply of paint a tad extreme.

‘Princesses for a day’, oil on canvas 60cmx90cm in its new home. The wonder of cortisone that enabled me to run at times that were maddingly quick. Scary. Blood sugars surging into the stratosphere. For now, sticking with the low insulation dosage, with copious amounts of water and exercise to bring them down into something mangeable. A small study of a Springbok, the scale of

'Etosha Study' Oil on canvas 45cmx25cm Greenish, white clay of the ‘Great White Place’. Pale-golden colour of the grasslands against blue skies. The green-grey from Cobalt Blue and burnt Seinna, mixed with Cerulean Blue. The white-grey a mixture of Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Umber. Also the grey mixture I used for the elephant. Chef Hirsch crafted (another) fabulous dinner. Avo, pea, mint with smoked salmon, blue