Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Cherry Tomatoes III


8x8
oil on canvas
SOLD


The last painting for this year, one tomato.
A peaceful,joyous and prosperous 2016 to all my readers!


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Sunday, 20 December 2015

Cherry Tomatoes II


8x8
oil on canvas

The 2nd painting in this little series, I love the dynamic of this one!


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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Cherry Tomatoes I


8x8
oil on canvas
SOLD

It's summertime ....and the living is easy..... 3, 2, 1 here we go!


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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Red Onion


8x8
oil on canvas

To all the Redheads out there who look glorious in red and any other jewel colour. I am watching  many historical movies at the moment with all these rich velvets and silks in clothing and interiors and cannot say no to their influence!


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Monday, 7 December 2015

Limes


8x8
oil on canvas

Fresh from the easel and sold already to a collector from Germany ! Unfortunately the digital image doesn't bring out the sumptuous colour of the background namely an undefined deep purple.


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Monday, 30 November 2015

Ndebele and Apple III


8x8
oil on canvas

The Happy Ending, ever, ever after......


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Monday, 23 November 2015

Ndebele and Apple II


8x8
oil on canvas

The 2nd painting in this little series of three.


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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Ndebele and Apple I


8x8
oil on canvas
SOLD


Since ever I have been drawn to the graphic art of the Ndebele women who paint their houses and their surroundings in bright and earthy colours in oddly geomatric patterns.
Their combination of vivid colour and black and white exudes stark contrast emitting the idea of strong light which for me is the essence of Africa, the kingdom of the sun.
Here the juxtaposition of pure 2D graphic and 3D figurative creates a strange pull - nothing seems to be "right"!
I love it!


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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Shallot

 

8x8
 oil on canvas

I am playing with complimentary colour mixtures for backgrounds........... here orange and cerulian blue.


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Monday, 28 September 2015

The Nest II


14 x 18
oil on canvas

Revisit the nest series again, this time with soft colours in the fore- and background.


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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Lemon on blue, II

  
8x8
oil on canvas

Blue, yellow and white, the 3rd in this series and the last.
Summer is on it's way!


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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Lemon on Blue III


8x8
oil on canvas


Yellow, blue and white is just so fresh, bright, sunny and cheerful.......


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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Lemon on Blue


8x8
 oil on canvas
SOLD


A classic colour combinations this year for the lemon paintings.
I just cannot say no to them, they are looking too divine on the tree, cool and fresh after the rain.
I like this arrangement of form and line and it's simplicity in many ways.
The colours speak of  freshness, sunshine, joy, friends and holiday...........


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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

White Still Life II


21 x 17
oil on board

This is my second still life I have ever done and dates back a few years and is still in my possession. It is painted from real life. I do love the composition, the clear lines and the very much "Giorgio Morandi" look.
It was one of those quick paintings too!!!


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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Wild Protea


8x10
oil on canvas
SOLD

I got this beautiful alabaster green protea from one of my clients who grow them on their farm in Stellenbosch. Proteas as beautiful as they are in their own right- I love the bearded variety with their fury and velvety petals- are in principle rather rigid flowers.
The original idea was to offset the flower with a neutral background in interesting different white's,but I felt compelled to go for vivid colour with a palette knife!
I like the result....


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Monday, 29 June 2015

Two Beurre Bosc Pears


9 x 12
oil on canvas

This little painting is still one of my favourites........


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Monday, 22 June 2015

Persimmons II


8x8
oil on canvas
SOLD


Fresh persimmons as a gift- calling me to paint them!
 A more graphic black and white fore- and background and strong lighting asking for a dynamic composition.
I love the pink powdery blush on them!


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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Ceres Pears III


8x8
oil on canvas
SOLD


Two pears halves changing colour very quickly- unfortunately the photograph doesn't do any justice to the original!


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Monday, 1 June 2015

Ceres Pears II


8x8
oil on canvas
SOLD




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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Ceres Pears I


8 x 8
oil on canvas 
SOLD


No autumn is complete without an abundance of pears.Yellow, gold and green and subtle browns dominate the palette. I am testing colours against greys......


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Monday, 11 May 2015

Three Plums


12x16
oil on canvas

The 2nd painting for the Tank Art Gallery @ Stellenbosch Hills in Stellenbosch. I love the luminosity of the plums and very much their shape.


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Monday, 4 May 2015

A bag of Wishes


12 x 16
oil on canvas 

A black and white painting with very little colour for an exhibition at the Tank Art Gallery @ Stellenbosch HIlls in Stellenbosch, South Africa.


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Sunday, 19 April 2015

Figs III - 1001 Nights


8 x 8
oil on canvas
SOLD


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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Figs II - 1001 Nights


8x8
oil on canvas
SOLD


No. 2, two halves.


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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Figs I - 1001 Nights


8 x 8
oil on canvas
SOLD  


Back to black again, a black ceramic plate on a black background - more seen as an abstraction.
A pair of figs, over sized in their observational exploration and enjoyment of colour.........


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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Two green Pears


12x16
oil on canvas

Dark backgrounds again - this time with green pears.
I think I have fallen in love with the colour green again..................


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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Monday, 2 March 2015

Pimento Pepper II


8 x 8
oil on canvas

The 2nd painting in this little series...........

Monday, 23 February 2015

Pimento Pepper I


8x8
oil on canvas

A new series of 3 on white.......this time of pimento peppers and their lively colours and shapes.
A simple configuration of form, colour and cast shadow provides a striking composition.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Five Forell Pears


12x24
oil on canvas

I must admit a have a great weakness for pears, their ambiguous shape and of course all those wonderful colourings. These forell pears surprised me with their bright greens and reds, every pear seems to have a character of their own......... 

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Last One


8x8
oil on canvas

The last one on the vine.....red and green, black and white.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Monday, 19 January 2015

Rigoletto Tomtoes


8x8
oil on canvas

A great 2015 for Everyone!
The first take on a new series of three on tomatoes.....with white as a background!