Monday, 19 December 2016

Every wall is a door II


8x8
oil on canvas
SOLD


Breaking through, a new life to be explored.....


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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Every wall is a door I


8x8
oil on canvas
SOLD

No words needed
Very difficult to photograph, the camera doesn't capture the fine nuances which makes this painting, next to the concept, so attractive.


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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Jumbo IV on black & white


8x8
oil on canvas

A strange constellation and the inside wall colour of the egg mainly against black, a very tricky colour, very undefinable.
A strange affair!


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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

King Protea


8x8
oil on canvas
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A rather still closed King Protea looking odd in this shape.I always think of proteas as flowering pine cones but with abundant colour, fur and velvety fluff, always keeping their rigidity and stiffness.  
The blue green of the leaves is tantalizing!


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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Eggs in a bowl


12 x 16
oil on canvas
SOLD

I don't seem to get away from painting eggs in bowls, this is the latest one and for the first time available at tonight's exhibition at Studio de Vliet.
Six eggs in an enamel bowl on white distressed wood.


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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

King Protea in black and white


8x8
 pen and ink on canvas

The 4th one in this little series, a half open King Protea.


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Monday, 24 October 2016

Jumbo's III on black and white


8x8
oil on canvas
SOLD


The Egg Saga continues, I am crazy about all the endless possibilities......


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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Protea III in b/w


8x8
oil on canvas

I am really enjoying these simple translations from colour into black and white.


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Thursday, 6 October 2016

Protea III


8x8
oil on canvas
SOLD


A beauty with soft fury tips....I love the soft browns and pinks contrasting with the blue green leaves.


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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Protea Madiba b/w


8x8
pen and ink on canvas


Interesting to see how an image transforms by a graphic application in black on white.



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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Protea Madiba


8x8
oil on canvas
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Dedicated to Madiba Nelson Mandela, this protea dazzles us with their brilliance of 
colour and smooth surface.


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Thursday, 1 September 2016

Protea I in b/w


8x8
pen and ink on canvas

Something different 
Black line on white canvas
A pure graphic approach, playful but disciplined!


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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Protea I



8 x 8
oil on canvas
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I decided to do a series on protea flowers, more like a flower portrait with a simple white background. 
Observation of form and colour, rejoicing in their harsh beauty and simply rendering them in a more botanical fashion is the goal.
The Western Cape in South Africa is the worlds smallest but richest floral kingdom with proteas and fynbos abound.
In local tradition the protea represents change and hope......


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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Jumbo's on black & white II


8 x 8
oil on canvas

The second installments of my new egg saga.


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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Jumbo's on black & white


8 x 8
oil on canvas
SOLD

My fascination with egg shells carries on .... this time local Farmer Angus' really free range eggs, "Jumbo's" with sturdy brown shells and much thicker white skin and the cadmium yellow yolk. Yummy!
Brown eggs shells on  50/50 b/w, something which will work well in a series of 9 or more. Exploration and delight!


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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Green Apples on black & white


12 x 12
oil on canvas
SOLD


Classical complimentary contrast of red and green on the obvious black and white. Always amazing to consider is the fact that the mixture of red and green results in a "grey tone" as well as the mixture of black and white turns into grey.


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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Lemons on black & white


12x12
oil on canvas
SOLD

Great fun with great results, and not as tricky as it looks!
I am totally smitten by black & white and how it influences pictorial space and colour.


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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Forell Pears on black & white


12 x 12
oil on canvas


A new series of three paintings on black and white.
It is amazing how strong colours show up in this first composition. 


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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Two brown Eggs


8x8
oil on canvas

Eggs revisited.... exciting in their simplicity but complexity. 


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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Doughnut


8x8
oil on canvas

My first "doughnut" painting and a rather tricky enterprise! Not as easy as it looks and a definite challenge!


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Monday, 23 May 2016

All Sorts


8x8
oil on canvas

I definitely had too many packets of All Sorts too munch with the excuse to find the "right" ones to paint- highly addictive! 


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Monday, 16 May 2016

All Sorts with gold leaf


8x8
oil on canvas

We are still in the gold rush! All Sorts on black with gold leaf background, in real life a rather glamorous little painting.


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Monday, 9 May 2016

All Sorts Liquorice


8x8
oil on canvas

A new adventure with All Sorts


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Monday, 2 May 2016

Monday, 25 April 2016

The Black Macaroon II


8x8 
oil on canvas


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Monday, 18 April 2016

The Black Macaroon I


8 x 8
oil on canvas

To all my German friends - the colours of the German national flag as an afterthought.
I was intrigued by the black macaroon, never really saw one before, and the subtle balancing act of the 3 stacked macaroons. 


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Monday, 11 April 2016

Scarabidae Africana IV


9 x 11
oil on gold leaf on wood
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My very own "colouring in" book


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Monday, 4 April 2016

Scarabidae Africana III


9 x 11
oil on gold leaf on wood
SOLD


Another take on the magical dung beetle.....


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Monday, 28 March 2016

Scarabidae Africana II


9x11
oil on gold leaf on wood
SOLD


The first beetles sold already without me even photographing them, a great sin on my side, since I have no record of them at all......silly me!
Nonetheless I am having fun playing with colour on gold leaf this time.


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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Scarabidae Africana


9 x 11
oil on copper leaf on wood

My new take on the African Dung Beetle which surprises us with all their beautiful colour
combinations.Working on copper or gold leaf gives the carapaces their distinctive
iridescent look.


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Monday, 14 March 2016

7 Bananas


24 x 32
oil on canvas

From the "At my African Table" series, "7 Bananas" is the first one .
Salvaged from an old bus stop sign post this by now antique metal frame is in truly African fashion with lots of stories to tell. The pool behind it gives it a real holiday feel.....I love it!


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Monday, 7 March 2016

Magical Stellenbosch III


12 x 12
oil on canvas

Soon to be, autumn in the Winelands, beautiful weather with sunny days and cooler nights and a with a bit of luck a shower in between.
The first fresh wine to be tasted  and culture in all its variations to be enjoyed.
In this painting for me shapes, form and colour.


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Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Magical Stellenbosch II


12x12
oil on canvas

Stellenbosch vineyards revisited, grapes have been harvested and the new wine is in the making.... 


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Monday, 22 February 2016

The light One


10 x14 
oil on canvas
SOLD

I haven't painted eggs in quite a while and for this 'white on white' still life I thought it would be fun to do it again. Simplicity and Peace are the keywords.


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Monday, 15 February 2016

Lime Macaroons


8x8
oil on canvas
SOLD


A real balance act and short of falling off. A challenge to my eye and ability! I like to do another one next time in pink......


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Monday, 8 February 2016

Three Cherries


8x8
oil on canvas
SOLD

Cherries must be the epitome of summer for me, bearing childhood memories of fresh cherries hung as earring as we are laughing, full of fun and gaiety,  beauty and innocence......Happiness in the air......... 


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Monday, 1 February 2016

Monday, 25 January 2016

Four Pink Ladies


10 x 14
oil on canvas
SOLD


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Monday, 18 January 2016

Apricots on french tea cloth


8x8
oil on canvas

This is my first entry for 2016, yummy apricots.I was looking for ages to find this french tea cloth and finally got lucky and had fun painting it! The result is fresh and summery.


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