Harbour Town Adventures A hole in the palm of my hand from falling over the gabion as my cycle trashed legs didn't quite coordinate with my brain. An out-of-proportion amount of blood. Thrilled that the painting of 'Joseph Jazz' was selected as a Special Merit Award Winner and 'Sinni' was a winner of an Honourable Mention at the 2016 LST Open Art Exhibition, Florida USA,
Lagoon full of sails, kite surfers cross the wake of ski boats. The waters a smidgen warmer as the wind settles into its summer pattern. Eerily still in the morning, before throwing an after lunch tantrum. The easel outside the studio anchored against the unpredictable tempests. Holidays. Dirty fingers across windows. Dog land mines. The studio busy with artists, tourists and other interested types. Terry
Oil on Canvas 50cmx60cm A painting from the summer garden at Le Petit. Clever planting created the contrasting colours. The larger canvas, after a month of painting small paintings giving me more freedom. Although I did find that I needed to get back away from the canvas to see how the various tonal aspects were working together.
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
Butterfly's in Pink Oil on Canvas 20cmx20cm Agora flowers. Whispy butterflies in the cottage summer garden. The plumbago are in full flowers, the sky visiting earth for a time. There are still a few Shasta daisies flowering, cooling the composition.
Moles driving me scatty, doing their best to destroy the cottage garden. Would think it would be easy to find the tunnels of something that makes mounds the size of small hills. Misty walk in the vineyards. Eerily quiet after the wind of the past few days, an express train hurtling through the trees. My mind churning over ideas for paintings, responses to job
Grey skies over the vineyards, clearing as we drove over the mountains to see Dad and Mary. Their new Prado very impressive, ready for the safari to Kariba. Watching the mini-bus taxi stopping at a random spot, before rejoining the traffic in wild abandon, reminded me of Eddie's observation of the taxi services in Juba Town. Which could be considered as perfect Customer Satisfaction.