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Messing About with Paint
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Kei River Mouth Recycled Plastic Water Bottle Butterflies on canvas 100cmx100cm A tad dehydrated after the ride over the Brenton Hills. Chaffing an issue in the humidity, so definitely need to use anti-chaffing cream to my prep list. ‘Brothers’ a new scarf design completed and on order (hopefully in the Studio at the beginning of March). The hectic increase in shipping and general COVID global inflation

Oil paint on the plastic water bottle butterflies not a success. The oil paint too heavy for the salt-bush twigs I’m using to create the abstract mark-making. Taking a bunch more care to determine which part of the plastic water bottle I need to move the reflected light around the painting. Christmas eve dinner, on a perfect summer evening. Terry found the Worlds best Christmas crackers from

Nyathi Series 2 Acrylic on canvas 2,1mx1m The first 32 paintings for the Nyathi Series 2 art work are done, from our trip to Addo Elephant Park. I will do another 8 or so for greater impact. Goukamma to Buffs trial run with Prince. Short. Fierce. Humidity in the Forest section punishing. As were the hills up the sand dunes. Only fell once, with a strip

The first paintings from the 'Nyathi Series' of small works (20cmx20cm) in their new home. 'Rhenosterbos', recycled plastic water bottle butterflies that has been on show at the Imibala Gallery is safely back in the studio. Relieved that it has survived two trips with couriers without damage! Perfect weather for a runout along the Estuary. Quickest I have run for ages, and no blood! The underpainting

‘Dancer’, Oil on canvas 60cmx90cm, hanging in the Studio Apartment. My painting 'Before the Mirror', by Manet part of the 'Masters 2', at the George Museum SCAVA end of year exhibition. David Higgs inspired, ribeye braaied on the Kamado Jan in thyme butter, with Jack Daniels & butter, peppercorn cream sauce with mushrooms and Parmesan. In the studio garden, the fuchsia’s are in flower. Keeping a careful

Crepe Suzette's (the keto-crepe recipe) Started a large canvas for an abstract interpretation of the sea. An under painting in acrylic on the raw canvas that begins to define the movement of the piece. Another few paintings in the Nyathi Series. With another 30 paintings required for the compilation I'm working towards. Having fun with different subjects; Leopard Tortoise, Warthogs, Elephants and Guinea Fowl. Looking right

Afghanistan, an Artists View Paintings from my years in Afghanistan on Mission with the United Nations. High tea for birthday celebrations on the lacy tablecloth my Mum had from her travels to Nottingham, where her Grandfather was a lacemaker. Perhaps, the bubbles not quite high-tea. Sunrise run getting earlier, if not warmer, as spring rushes in. With the clivia’s in the studio parking garden starting to

Thrilled that my Wearable Art silk scarves were chosen by the Ambassador from Bangladesh as gifts for the Bangladeshi Foreign Minister and his delegation on his visit to South Africa. Cold wind making life a tad unpleasant out on my run. The hills demanding, particularly with my wayward blood sugars. Found a tick munching my leg. Could be interesting. Winter weather perfect for a fondu

Painting of Central Park received a ‘Special Recognition Award’ for Outstanding Art at the 11th Annual International Open Exhibition. Selected from 879 entries. Managed to bruise my bum falling over my feet. Seriously painful. Made for an interesting right-side, left-side dilemma between COVID jab tenderness, bum and my still unhappy shoulder. Terry did a delicious Dog Mom’s, post Covid isolation lunch. Starter: chèvre wrapped

Oil on canvas, Line Art, painting with my finger painting technique challenging. My latest interpretation using my fingers to form ridges of white paint, creating lines on a white background. Light, the only differentiating factor. Stunning days after the storms, made for picnic’s, braai’s, beach walks, trail runs, forest rides and Border Collie mayhem. Fires at night to push back the winter chill monsters