Home. Always challenging. Beautiful. Dramatic. Never boring.
Oil on Canvas 150cmx90cm Private Collection The turquise colour finding its home in the painting of Dwarsriver. A flash of Cézanne? The first of the spring Watsonia’s demanding a place in the painting. The pink flowers echoing the pink in the rock formation.
Oil on Canvas 40cmx30cm Available $1,500.00 (Including courier fees) Waxbills and Red Bishop birds are companions on my jog around Juba3. Seeing Alison’s great photo of waxbills I decided to do a painting. Not that I have ever painted birds before! After a massive fight, with feathers everywhere, a painting asserted itself.
Oil on Canvas 60cmx50cm Available $2,800.00 (Including courier fees) The cottage garden in summer. A peaceful, undemanding work and I’m thinking of hiding an Easter Egg somewhere in it.
Oil on Canvasn 120cmx150cm Available $5,750.00 (Excluding courier fees) Brenda’s observation that the branches over the clivia’s at Babylonstoren looked like a basket were the inspiration for my painting. Tough not to get drawn into the detail on the large canvas. Concentrating on tone, form and energy. Creating calm within the brilliance of the flowers
Oil on Canvas 60cmx40cm Available $2,800.00 (Including courier fees) Around Stellenbosch are sculptures of people sitting on benches. Part of the ‘Kom Sit’ street art installation connecting people. I used the installation, together with one of the street men who roam around the city for my painting, ‘Kom Sit’. The inclusive, connecting people of the…
Oil on Canvas 60cmx50cm Private Collection A shadow in the corner of a photo by Sarianna of a field of daisies, made me think of a pixie. Too many meds?? Garden Pixie detail
Oil on Canvas 120cmx91cm Available $3,500.00 Excluding courier fees Harvest in the Stellenbosch Vineyards
Oil on Canvas 76cmx110cm Available for Sale $2,800.00 Excluding courier fees The Cederberg at first light
Oil on Canvas 120cmx60cm Available for Sale $2,800.00 Painting of the sea at Langebaan. Its moods vary from gentle Mediterranean to the wild north sea. The fishing boat dwarfed by the elements. Not my intention, but these things seem to work their own way.
Oil on Canvas 70cmx110cm Available for Sale $2,800 excluding courier fees Finished fighting with my painting of the forest. A bunch of colours used in the painting that haven’t been part of my pallet for awhile. A forest floor of Yellow Ochre, Mineral Violet Light, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Naples Yellow Light, Cobalt Blue, and Magenta.…
Oil on Canvas 100cmx30cm Available A place to let your imagination ride on the endless swells. Calm. Serene. Placing the horizon line a tad more complicated than I thought. Particularly as the aloes were the focal point of the painting, which would suggest a higher horizon with more foreground. However, this made for a heavy…
Oil on Canvas 122cmx91cm Available for Sale $ 3,800.00 Excluding shipping and insurance A series of vertical lines falling down the large canvas in a drunken stagger. An article on Colour and Composition, notes that horizontal lines suggest peace and tranquility, while vertical lines inflect the painting with strength, courage and authority. The diagonal line…
Oil on Canvas 40cmx50cm Available for Sale $1,200.00 Oil on Canvas 50cmx40cm The sea boiling through the entrance to the Heads. The painting flows, with the hypnotic motion of the sea, as you sit watching the light dance on the wave tops to the cliffs of the East Head
Oil on Canvas 40cmx50cm Available for Sale $1,200.00 Lines of fire in my painting Jesters Hat. Inspired by curved aloe leaves, and primary coloured flowers.
Oil on Canvas 120cmx90cm Available $3,800.00 Excluding Courier Fees and Insurance A painting from the forest above Knysna. A palette based on the coloured lichen that grows on the forest floor. I focused on shadows and light, rather than on individual aspects within the green world of the forest. From my magic box of paint, Van…
Oil on Canvas 110cmx76cm (From a photo by Berend) Available $2,800.00 Excluding Shipping and Insurance I wanted to catch the movement of the dogs with minimal definition. Sculpting them with blocks of paint. I kept toning down the pallet, to convey the gentleness of the light across the lagoon. Burnt sienna for the dark areas,…
Oil on Canvas 40cmx50cm Available for Sale $1,200.00 Rowing boat marooned amongst the plants of the Estuary. Content in its spot of sunshine, with a ‘Don’t Disturb’ sign at the nod of its anchor chain.
Oil on Canvas 25cmx50cm Available for Sale $1,200.00 The studio cupboards are sorted, boxes from Botswana unpacked, with new piles of things to be discarded. The quilts made by Botswana crafts, surprisingly, perfect on the beds in the cottage. The easel is assembled, the studio sorted, and a new canvas is sitting waiting for…
Oil on Canvas 90cmx60cm Available $1,800.00 Sunset from the Heads, with the beacon that marks the entrance for ships, with phosphorus waves lapping at the beach.
Oil on Canvas 90cmx120cm Available $3,800.00 Excluding Courier Fees The forests are bursting with spring flowers. Yellow, purple and white blossoms. I wanted that slightly misty, ethereal quality to my painting of the Forest. Summer lightness, and brilliance. Without being insipid.
Oil on canvas 90cmx60cm Available for sale $1,800.00 A boat marooned on the sands, with the tide a distant line on the horizon. Raw Sienne, drawing the eye to the boat.
Oil on Canvas 100cmx50cm Available for Sale $2,400.00 The wide open skies of the Overberg on the Southern Cape coast. A workers cottage, with its washing, amongst the barren wheat fields.
Oil on Canvas 76cmx102cm Available for Sale $2,400.00 Excluding courier and insurance charges A couple sitting at the Heads. I wanted capture the joy of the moment. Bodies coiled with mirth. A bit of a fight as I wasn’t getting the figures to ‘jump’ from the composition. Instead, they were fading into the background. One…
Oil on Canvas 60cmx90cm Available for sale $1,800.00 A catamaran against a glorious sunset. Nothing dramatically challenging, after the energy needed to get the studio established. The view from the studio, breathtaking as the light changes.
Oil on canvas 60cm x 90cm Available for sale $1,800.00 Yellow cotton balls of colour on thin read stems caught my attention on the turnoff to Springer Bay. With the summer heat, the fynbos has changed. From the rainy season greens to grey renosterveld, sprinkled with a gazillion blue flowers like Christmas lights. Against the…
Oil on Canvas 76cmx91cm Available $2,400.00 The gentleness of the vineyards in spring, sheltered by sheer mountains. I used the colours from the fruit tree blossoms to soften the brooding cliff faces of the Slanghoek Valley.
Oil on Canvas 46cmx46cm Available $1,200.00 The stone pine trees that shelter the village at Zevenwacht. Cape cottage style wall buttress catching the morning light.
Oil on Canvas 51cmx51cm Available $1,200.00 A jar of spring flowers in the hiking cabin up in the Heldeberg. Inspired by the soft, sketchy style of Berthe Morisot. “She grinds flower petals onto her palette,” gushed one writer, “so as to spread them later on her canvas….”.
Oil on Canvas 121cmx101cm Available $3,200.00 Cogmans Kloof, Montagu Mountains enfold into each other, majestic in blues and purples, rising above the fields of greens and gold.
Oil on Canvas 124cm x 91cm Indigenous Erica’s growing at J9, with a touch of artistic license. The painting has a strong masculine left, with a gentler feminine right has side. The red flowers, smaller to balance the dominant colour, especially with the orange gold underpainting. Pink Erica flowers gentler against the softer pastel like…
Oil on Canvas 50cmx50cm. Reserved A romantic painting of one of the wooden boats that sail on the lagoon. The women in her black dress. The man in his Panama hat. Combined with the historical boat seemed perfect for an impressionist painting at the height of summer. Lights and shadows in the painting echo those…
Oil on Canvas 40x50cm Available for Sale Diverse colours of the Knysna estuary
Oil on canvas 40cmx50 Available for Sale Harbour Town coffee stop outside the burnt remains of Ile de pain
Oil on Canvas 50cmx25cm Available for sale Rowing boat on a misty morning waiting for the fisherman to arrive for the day
Oil on Canvas 80cmx80cm Available for sale $2,500.00 The mountains of Hartbeespoortdam, with the mysterious hidden face.
Oil on Canvas 100×80 Available for sale $2,500.00 The fabulous interior of a florist shop specialising in roses
Oil on canvas 50×92 Available for sale $1,500.00
Oil on canvas panel 40cmx30cm Available for sale $3,500.00 Memories of companions.
Oil on canvas panel 36cmx36cm Available for sale $3,500.00 Forest floor at Walltree Farm, Farthinghow England.
Oil on Canvas panel 25cmx30cm Available for sale $1,500.00 Taken from a painting in Jacks apartment in Knightsbridge
Oil on Canvas Panel 70x60cm Available for sale $1,500.00 A group of men heading home from the building sites of the World Cup
Oil on canvas 76cmx91cm Available for sale $2,000.00 View out across the Franschhoek mountains
Oil on canvas 50x90cm Available for sale 1,700.00 With the Heldeberg mountains beyond the fields of spring flowers. A carthorse enjoys a moment of rest.
Oil on Canvas Panel 60cmx50cm Available for sale $1,500.00 A morning hawking amongst the trees of Dullstroom
Oil on canvas 46cmx60cm Available for sale $3,200.00 A welcome home from our year in Tanzania
Oil on panel 40cmx80cm Available for sale $2,200.00
Oil on canvas 120x60cm Available for sale $1,500.00 The amazing rock formations of the Swartberg Pass
Oil on Canvas 120cmx45cm Available for sale $2,500.00
Oil on Canvas Panel 71cmx56cm Available for sale $1,800.00 Fabulous roses with a hint of Africa in the pot
Oil on canvas 50cmx25cm Available for sale $900.00 Under the stone pines at Zevenwacht, winter grasses dance in the sunlight.
Oil on canvas 50cmx25cm Available for sale $900.00 The ever changing wonder of the grasses and patterns of the Knysna estuary..
Oil on canvas 50cmx25cm Available for sale $900.00 The cottage garden at Zevenwacht showing off at spring time.
Oil on Canvas 30cmx30cm Available for sale $850.00 Row of historic houses shaded by oak trees along Dorp Street in Stellenbosch
Oil on Canvas 60cmx40cm Available for sale $1,200
Oil on canvas 76cmx102cm Available for sale $2,400.00 Portrait of a young girl selling onions in Rwanda
Oil on panel 36cmx46cm Available for sale $1,200.00
Oil on canvas panel 40cmx30cm Available for sale $800.00 Rooflines at sunset in the English village of Stow
Oil on canvas panel 40cmx30cm Available for sale $800.00 A study done on the impact of light in a still life composition
Oil on canvas 122x46cm Available for sale $1,500.00 The amazing rock formations of Cogman’s Aloof as you enter Montagu.
Oil on Canvas 40cmx50cm Available for sale $1,500.00 Influenced by John Henry Twatchman, the painting pushing impressionistic boundaries.
Oil on canvas 90cmx60cm Available for sale $2,500.00 (excluding shipping charges) Elephants in the forest at Hoekwill Forest Station. Colours of tree lichen, that touch of Cezanne. Turquoise a more contemporary approach. I simplified the painting with an increased focus on tonal aspects to add mystery and allow the mind to determine shapes in the…
Oil on Canvas 90cmx60cm Available for sale $2,500.00 The beach paintings of Joaquin Sorolla are full of movement and life, capturing the innocent pleasure of children in particular. This, my inspiration for the painting of the Boy and his dog. Bold strokes, on an underpainting of Naples Yellow that pushed into the abstract expressionism boundaries for the…
Oil on canvas 50cmx60cm Available for sale $2,300.00 Cosmos flowers, one of those subjects not to touch. Partly as there are a gazillion paintings depicting cosmos, and partly as they are an autumn flower that don’t occur on the Garden Route. However, stopping at Delish in Heidelberg, there was a bank of pink cosmos flowers,…
Oil on Canvas Board 40cmx40cm Available for sale $1,200.00 In the garden of Montagu, a bench makes a statement amongst the flowering summer plants
Oil on canvas 40cmx60cm With the fires raging in Knysna, a women finds a spot of refuge in the studio. Depicted in the blue space around her. Her red jacket, the ‘hottest’ part of the painting. The bag at her feet, only a few scratching as her worldly goods are engulfed in the flames.
Oil on canvas 150cmx90cm (Excluding Shipping) Slowly emerging from the canvas, morphing from a sunset into spring flowers. Not sure how that happened, but such is painting. My head doing too much, as I strive for the minimum that suggest where the flower should be amongst the splotches of colour. The horror of that ‘upholstery…
Garden Routes summer brilliance. Cascade of red. Yellow hibiscus on the patio. Purple agapanthus at Steenbok, and delicate red flame lilies, with their ‘tongues of fire’. Watsonia in dazzling shades of pink on the drive through to Nature’s Valley.
Blue-black agapanthus flowering on the back patio garden. Indigo blue from Van Dyk the tonal colour with Ultramarine blue and permanent Megenta. Light lemon yellow against the pale grey background. Fighting to achieve lightness.
Elephants from Addo, a study for a commission
Water. Complex. Demanding. Knuckles smearing paint. Paddle steamer at sunset across the Estuary from the studio.
The approach to Phantom Pass at first light. Exquisite brown and grey moths which appear again and again each year in spring – each one of them with Victoria’s beautiful, baleful eyes etched forever on its wings.
Dramatic sunrises and sunsets. Air crystal after the rains. Challenging the artist to do his best. Turner, my standard for drama infused translucence. The lagoon in Knysna from the new gallery studio, with its railway line across the water. The train, nostalgic past.