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December 2020
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Herb pot, recycled plastic water bottle butterfly (Photo credit Clare Bosman) Forest walk, with mist and a touch of rain to start, before the sun turned the heat up. For a Border Collie, the puddles irresistible! As are the single tracks. Pathways, of adventure, made to tear down. Slightly larger butterflies from various different plastic water bottles to see how the colours, or white change.

‘Lotus’ Acrylic and recycled water bottle butterflies on canvas 50cmx60cm. A study for a larger work with a softer approach to the saltbush mark-making on the recycled plastic water bottle butterflies. A more restful composition that uses the translucence of the plastic to better effect. Joan Mitchell’s influence in the colourful, compositional rhythms and vivid emotion that takes inspiration from the lotus flowers of

Finished my new recycled plastic water bottle butterflies art piece ‘Renosterveld’ 100cmx100cm Finalist in the International ‘Colourful Abstractions’ Exhibition from 601 entries. I hadn’t finished the piece by the submission date, so had to submit only a portion of the completed work. Vegetation, unique to the Western Cape in South Africa, and sits with Fynbos as part of the Cape Floral Kingdom. With its profusion

With more of the recycled plastic water bottle butterflies finished on my ‘Rhenosterveld’ artwork, I’m getting lost in the composition and have had to slow down to let a section dry before tackling the next bit. Taking inspiration from Joan Mitchell, an American Abstract Expressionist artist whose aggressive brushstrokes and vivid colour were used to convey emotion. Much of her career was spent