2013 challenge

30 Paintings in 30 Days

Day 29 Thirty Paintings in thirty days

Foresters Cabin
18cmx27cm Charcoal and Acrylic on 425g paper

Leading up the forests above Knysna, the remnants of old foresters cabins can be found.

Despite the occupants being a tad strange, with an assortment of aggressive dogs, there is a certain aura emanating from the run down tin structures.

30 Paintings in 30 Days

Day 22 thirty paintings in thirty days

La Petite
Oil on Canvas 20cmx20cm

The gardens at La Petite Dauphine in Franschhoek, are immaculately kept and are a riot of colour. Artwork is scattered throughout the garden, with French urns at focal points.

The painting is very different from the turquoise and red Frieda Khalo sort of painting I had in my head. Rather it’s a gentle painting, that reflects the restful ambiance they have created.

30 Paintings in 30 Days

Day 21 Thirty paintings in thirty days

Oil on Canvas 20cmx20cm

The Manor House, at Vergelegen at the end of the pathway bordered by flowers.

I tried not to get bogged down in my concern about creating an engineers depiction of the house, rather letting the grand gable wall of the house direct the painting.