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'Unicorn 2’ Oil on canvas 1,5mx1,5m A few tweaks, and a couple of significant changes to the composition of the Rhino. I decided to leave the tempestuous background, with its rough texture alone, as a contrast the smoother dust in the foreground. Grateful for the collector who commissioned the painting. Loved the opportunity to work at that scale. I. Remarkably, no blood! Hugh walked my bike out to

Our time here as suddenly come to an end. Days governed by endless beach walks, and the mesmerising movement of the sea outside the window. With the arrival of the storm front, the water of the huge seas is dark and threatening. Gone are the gentle turquoise blue swells. The wild weather an opportunity to indulge in the heady aromas of citrus, cloves, red

Thrilled that portrait of Peter ‘Come-Along’ received an Honorable Mention at the 2018 London International Creative Awards, the Professional Painting Category. This to go with its Special Merit Award for Outstanding Art from the 2019 Figurative Art Competition. Surfers, dolphins, paddlers, sup’s, runners, fisherman, walkers, families and dogs. The beach on a glorious day. The fishing fleet moving in at sunset. For my painting of

Phosphorusene dancing on the waves. The lights of the fishing fleet mesmerising. A beach of soft white sand. Border Collie mayhem. Sea water, far too cold to swim, and even the occasional foot immersion, chills. Montagu, the sheep, who walks on the beach at sunset, incongruous. My bum stiff from walking on the beach, which is a few steps from the front of the

Rose stopped past the studio to see the painting of the Oyster Collectors that I painted from her photograph Erica’s in purple and pinks between banks of grey salt-bush alongside the paths through the Forest. Enough rain to turn trails into rivers that extra element of fun. Colours swirling on the canvas for my painting of the Heads. Getting a tad lost in the water

Small painting of a rhino at Shamwari, using Indian Yellow rather than Raw Sienna. The warm yellow colour, rather than the earth tone (which I felt was a tad flat), contrasting with Alizarin Crimson adding drama to the painting. Could have used more of the Cobalt Blue, Burnt Sienna mix to push back the shadows. Trying to work through my paint supplies and move

Fishing Oil on canvas 20cmx20cm Painting of Peter ‘Come Along’ received a Special Recognition Award for 'Outstanding Art' at the LST 2019 Figurative Online Exhibition. Amongst the top 15 paintings chosen from 845 entries, from 35 countries. This is the fifth year in a row that my portraits have received international recognition. Baked cheesy brinjals, from the latest Taste magazine, must be the most flavoursome brinjal dish

A series of small paintings of various rowing boats, yachts and fishing boats against the backdrop of the Knysna Heads to replace those that have been sold. A pleasant lunch under umbrellas, protected from the wind, at the Girls on the Square, in Wilderness, before taking Kirsten to start her long trip back to the States. The wine list takes a bit of time

Beach walk with wild seas to soothe battered souls. The graveside committal for Dad, simple and sensitive. He rests, overlooking the golf course and across Montagu. The Kalkveld Lounge at Zandvliet. Stylish, comfortable, fabulous wines and a tasty cheese and charcuterie platter (the olives were frighteningly salty), with a view to the arched gables of the Cape Dutch Homestead. There is not much to