Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Nasturtium on black III


8x8
oil on canvas

An unusual, but in my eyes a very workable composition. I love the bright and cheerful colours.   I am done with dark backgrounds for the moment.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Nasturtium on black I


8x8
oil on canvas

My new garden is rambling over with Nasturtiums and Morning Glories at the moment, the intensity of their colouring is absolutely breathtaking!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Lemon Twist


8x8
oil on canvas

The 3rd one in my black, white and yellow excursion - I just love the amazing greens on the scale between black and yellow, music to my ears..........

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Lemon and Martini


8x8
oil on canvas

The 2nd painting in my exploration of black, white and yellow in a simple composition.
It is always amazing to note how the eye compliments the colour "grey, in this case a pure black & white mixture with a tinge of blue /violet the complimentary colour of yellow.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Egg Mania VI


9 x 12
oil on canvas

The last and definitely final one in this series, 18 of them, all in all......
It was fun and I learned a lot painting them! 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Monday, 15 September 2014

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Lemon Twins


8x8
oil on canvas

Lemons galore this season!
I am exploring yellow and black and white compositions. This is the first one in the series of three again.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Orange III


8x8
oil on canvas

The last one of my little "orange story" - all three of them look very exciting together!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Orange II


8x8
oil on canvas

The 2nd one of my three new orange paintings.The paper was a real labour of love, something I like to explore more in the future.....

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Orange I


8x8
oil on canvas

I am blessed with an orange tree in my new garden.....
Here we go!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

For Things to come....


22 x 11
oil on canvas
Sold

A commission for my friend Anita who planted young pomegranates trees on her smallholding.
Small trees need to grow 2-3 years to bear the first fruit but for a substantial harvest 5-6 years.
The pomegranate with the branch and leaves is from my neighbour's garden, the other too
are commercially grown ones from the grocery store.
Have a look at Anita's blog: www.pomegranatejoy.weebly.com

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Adam's Figs


8x8
oil on canvas
A reminder of warmer days, juicy and sweet Adam's figs.
Stellenbosch is facing a very cold June so far with snow on the mountains already. Not my kind of fun!
This is the last paintings so far in the black on black reflection series.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Pair of red Plums


8x8
oil on canvas

Red plums with a rather blue/purple-ish colour and bright red flecks....
Autumn in Stellenbosch is beautiful !

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Honeycrisp


8x8
oil on canvas

I have been moving house and studio back to Stellenbosch, quite a mission!
It is Autumn and apples are plenty, this multicoloured "Honeycrisp" on black was a challenge
I enjoyed. 

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Young Aubergine


8x8
oil on canvas
I really love painting aubergines, this one is from my garden...... planted to be painted!

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Just Ginger


8x8
oil on canvas

A quick a la prima sketch turned out to be beautiful,
I love the smell and taste of ginger.......

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Green Pomegranate


8x8
oil on canvas

My neighbour has this old pomegranate tree and the branches are hanging deep into my garden with all this beautiful pomegranates begging me to be painted.......
It's fun to do a green one, not ripe yet with just a touch of red !
I really do love the colour combination and the light on the leaves.



Thursday, 13 February 2014

Magical Stellenbosch IV


12x12
oil on canvas

The last installment of this series of four!
I really had fun painting these sort of quick impressions, hope everyone can feel the heat of the South African sun!

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Magical Stellenbosch III


12x12
oil on canvas

I decided to paint this "rough" sketch bigger on a 32x32 in canvas and it is coming along very nicely!

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Magical Stellenbosch II


12x12
oil on canvas

The 2nd painting in this series......I like the "comic book" style of the composition and cloud positioning.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Magical Stellenbosch I


12x12
oil on canvas

From the latest wine & art exhibition at the Oude Libertas Gallery, Stellenbosch adjoining the wine festival.
The concept behind this series of 4 was to portray the landscape from a graphical point of view: lines, shapes, composition and the ever so magical key, colour itself.
I limited myself to a very basic colour palette and kept the colour bright and clear to convey the intense light of the African sun.
The unique positioning of our vineyards, the soil, climate and the heat of the sun plus a dose of ocean breeze right at the southern tip of Africa can only produce wines of exceptional quality.
My aim was to portray the feeling of joy, laughter, wine, food and friends in a kind of fun way.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Heirloom Tomato


8x8
oil on canvas
All the Blessings for 2014!
Unfortunately the photo doesn't do any justice to the delicate colours of this painting!