Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Green Pomegranate

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

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

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

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

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.