Home. Always challenging. Beautiful. Dramatic. Never boring.
Oil on Canvas panel 25cmx30cm Available for sale $1,500.00 Taken from a painting in Jacks apartment in Knightsbridge
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…
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 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 40cmx50cm Available for sale $1,500.00 Influenced by John Henry Twatchman, the painting pushing impressionistic boundaries.
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 76cmx91cm Available for sale $2,000.00 View out across the Franschhoek mountains
Colours swirling on the canvas for my painting of the Heads. Getting a tad lost in the water of the estuary.
Oil on Canvas 120cmx91cm Available $3,500.00 Excluding courier fees Harvest in the Stellenbosch Vineyards
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.
Dolphin at Brenton. Their joyful play the essence of the painting Translucent phthalo blue and green for the water, adding lemon yellow. Smudges of permanent magenta and cobalt blue gave a grayish tinge, contrasting with the sea spray.
Oil on Canvas 76cmx110cm Available for Sale $2,800.00 Excluding courier fees The Cederberg at first light
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 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.
A soft approach for the painting of a King Protea and Cape Sunbird
Demonstration in Greyton, flowers in my Mum’s spring garden
A grey of Cobalt Blue and Burnt Sienna, lightened with Zinc White and then mixed with French Ultramarine Blue for the cornflower colour. I used a different technique to keep the petals from becoming heavy blocks of paint, wiping the paint from the canvas with tissues. A tad messy.
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 50x90cm Available for sale 1,700.00 With the Heldeberg mountains beyond the fields of spring flowers. A carthorse enjoys a moment of rest.
Stopped messing about with my painting of the girl on her bicycle, ‘Grl Pwr’. The vibrancy of youth. Freedom of the small Karoo town, Nieu-Bethesda.
Oil on Canvas Panel 60cmx50cm Available for sale $1,500.00 A morning hawking amongst the trees of Dullstroom
Kuilfontein farm. Mesmerising. Startling light. Autumn trees. Brilliant yellows. Huge blue skies. Windmills. Clouds, freeing imagination. Carried with the wind. Dreams.
Oil on canvas 46cmx60cm Available for sale $3,200.00 A welcome home from our year in Tanzania
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 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
Nieu-Bethesda. Shadows from the ‘Owl House’ sculpture garden and the sun motive from the windows in the house woven into a typical street scene of a typical small Karoo town. Soft tones, indicative of its calmness. An underpainting of Naples Yellow. Peach tones, a mixture of Indian yellow and Quinacridone Rose. Permanent Magenta and Ultramarine Blue, the…
Oil on Canvas 120cmx45cm Available for sale $2,500.00
A dusting of frost on the wild blue flowers outside the church in Nieu Bethesda. The underpainting inspired by the multicoloured glass of the ‘Owl House’. The linen providing an interesting Owl House ‘glass-bead’ type texture to the painting.
Acrylic on Fabriano Artistic 640g cold pressed paper Monochromatic. A different approach to my Impressionistic Smearing that oozes colour.
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 Panel 71cmx56cm Available for sale $1,800.00 Fabulous roses with a hint of Africa in the pot
An abstract-impressionist painting of elephants at Addo Elephant Park. Large strokes of pure colour, applied in bursts of energy give the painting an abstract-expressionist slant, creating a large, vibrant work.
Oil on canvas 50cmx25cm Available for sale $900.00 Under the stone pines at Zevenwacht, winter grasses dance in the sunlight.
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 50cmx25cm Available for sale $900.00 The ever changing wonder of the grasses and patterns of the Knysna estuary..
A horse powers from the canvas. A strong vertical composition, full of youthful exuberance. Kids at play in Nieu-Bethesda. I can’t paint horses without a reference to Sir Alfred J Munnings. His paintings filled with free brushstrokes and great blobs of paint. Less technique, than his inability to judge distance between canvas and brush as…
Oil on canvas 50cmx25cm Available for sale $900.00 The cottage garden at Zevenwacht showing off at spring time.
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 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 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….”.
Elephants from Addo, a study for a commission
Water. Complex. Demanding. Knuckles smearing paint. Paddle steamer at sunset across the Estuary from the studio.
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 30cmx30cm Available for sale $850.00 Row of historic houses shaded by oak trees along Dorp Street in Stellenbosch
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.
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.
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.
Oil on canvas board 56cmx70cm An English garden, spell binding charms. Roses luxuriate in the light of dusk lure. Sweet fragrance.
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.
A moment at the Collector’s Focus: Nudes in the Sanlam Art Collection’ at the Norval Foundation. ‘….a refined elegant woman appreciating the gallery’s exhibition on the eastern wall. She must have looked at the main frame ….and asked if she was in that scene somehow….. somewhere.. lost in motion for a moment …’
A bouquet of blue irises and maroon fox gloves to commemorate the life of my sister, the subject of a small painting. Didn’t quite get the blue-purple of the irises correct, but pleased with the movement in the still-life painting ‘The lines remind me of Kandinsky without becoming completely abstract.’ Kirsten
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…
A small painting of a yacht on the Knysna estuary. The reflections in the water the focus of the painting. However, the multiple folds of the sails, entrancing. I used an underpainting of Naples yellow, with an initial painting in acrylics, before finishing the painting in oil.
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 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 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 60cmx40cm Available for sale $1,200
Oil on Canvas 40x50cm Available for Sale Diverse colours of the Knysna estuary
Oil on canvas 76cmx102cm Available for sale $2,400.00 Portrait of a young girl selling onions in Rwanda
Oil on canvas 40cmx50 Available for Sale Harbour Town coffee stop outside the burnt remains of Ile de pain
Oil on panel 36cmx46cm Available for sale $1,200.00
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 80cmx80cm Available for sale $2,500.00 The mountains of Hartbeespoortdam, with the mysterious hidden face.
A peach colour underpainting of Indian Yellow and Quinacrine Rose, with touches of Permanent Carmine, in bold sweeps. The blue of the Iris flowers seemingly beyond grasp. In my box of magic paints, Indigo Blue. (Van Dyk Ferrario No. 57) and Mineral Violet Deep (No 47) that touch of inspiration. For the foxgloves, I used…
Frenetic strokes on the canvas to catch the energy, anger, of the seas as they hurtles against the outcrop of rocks. A grey green for the dark waves, with a hint of turquoise and blue. Magenta touches for the shadows of the waves.
The large canvas spread across the kitchen counter for an abstract seascape. Painting quickly to get soft edges before the acrylic paint dries. A trip through to Gordon’s Bay for a resupply of white paint. Rockfalls making the journey a tad perilous.
Abstract swirls through colour spaces, that captivate. Although it felt like I had done a tad too much, it retains the delicate, simplicity of the composition I was striving for.
I used the knuckles of my hand to create the ‘lumpy’ affect of the water below the breakers, and the edge of my hand for the breaking wave. A line of slightly darker toned water leading to the surfer which I painted with quick strokes, the black of the wetsuit against the water, enough of…
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.
Prince up at first light for one of his multiple excursions to the beach. Seaweed, the game of choice as he hurtles after thrown pieces. My arms haven’t worked so hard since Polly chasing seaweed at Milnerton beach. The light providing different colours for a painting of the walkway to the beach. The mountains above…
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 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…
Oyster Pickers at Wilderness, who search for wild oysters in the sand between the rock pools at low tide. From a photo by Rose Blogger, we walked down the gazillion stairs to the beach to get a feel for the movement of the sea and the reflections.
Oil on canvas panel 36cmx36cm Available for sale $3,500.00 Forest floor at Walltree Farm, Farthinghow England.
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…
The colour of the beach sand perplexing. Magenta of muscle shells, with the pink shades of clams, flecked with bits of Raw Sienna and the blue-grey of dried kelp. Greens and turquoise for the sea