Monday, 28 March 2016

Scarabidae Africana II

oil on gold leaf on wood

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

oil on canvas

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

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