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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.

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Tea Time

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.

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Clivia Basket

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

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Kom Sit

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…

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Forest Phantom

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.…

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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…

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East Head Path

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…

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Red Bench

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

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Forest Walk

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…

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Dogs Life

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,…

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Resting Place.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Wash Day

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.

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A Moment

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…

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Lagoon Sunset

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.

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Top of the Hill

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…

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Slang Hoek

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.

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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.

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Spring Posy

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….”.

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Erica’s Dance

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…

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Out Boating

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…

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Hoekwill Forest

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…

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Boy and his dog

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…

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A Hint of Pink

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,…

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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.

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A Touch of Spring

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…

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Flame Lily

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.

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Blue Black

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.

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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.

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