Sunday, May 9, 2010

The G&T Ladies

It was still in Velddrif for this one. 

Barbara and Jinty, two fellow artists, came along as well.  Two wonderful women originally from England, they were pottering around discussing the various garden plants that don't do too well in the salty, hot, dry atmosphere of Velddrif.  It was almost as if they were posing for this pic it was just so perfect!    I've tried to do them justice and I've achieved quite a good likeness.

The reason for the title?  Wherever South Africans go, they usually take a bottle or two of wine with them - Capetonians usually have the red variety on hand in the evenings, but the two of them had to have their evening gin and tonics before supper!  Very Colonial!

22 comments:

Johannes Baul said...

you have met both ladies very well,
nice work

Benny and Lily said...

Oh lady we LOVE this wonderful painting
Benny & Lily
Pee S. Hope you don't mind if we follow you around

Anthony Duce said...

The expression portrayed in the painting is great. I feel like I know them.

Barbara Pask said...

Love this Liz, all the blues and the sense of light is wonderful.

martinealison said...

Très belle peinture illuminée de magnifiques couleurs et tellement pleine de vie... Certainement de belles personnes que de ces dames...
Merci pour votre gentil message laissé sur mon blog.
Best regards.

Becky said...

They are having a very interesting conversation for sure. You captured them well!

Prabal said...

They really seem to be having a great discussion. Completely immresed in it.. Surely a photographic moment very well captured on canvas.

India is now vitually out of semis. Hope SA makes it today.

Arti said...

Very interesting painting, Liz.. you captured their mood very deftly.I like the blues here:)

AutumnLeaves said...

Love the greens behind the ladies. Great poses, and I love their expressions. It does look as though they are looking at and discussing the flora! Gorgeous, Liz!

Avocaken said...

Good work! I agree with others, I like the blues & greens and how you captured the ladies postures. A little G&T might help me with my painting! :-)

Ken B.

Michelle said...

Well done, Liz! I agree, I like the blues. I also like the way the light is striking them. You've captured a lovely moment.

Watercolorist said...

Nice painting Liz. You've managed to capture their expressions very well. Just how one would imagine them from the description.
Jean

wit 1996 said...

Wat expressie en kleur betreft,is het een richting, die ik graag zou bewandelen, ik blijf oefenen.
zeer geslaagd naar mijn gevoel,
groeten uit Gent, Willy.

Marie Theron said...

Oh my, it looks as if Barbara and Jinty were really puzzled by our coastal gardens! And I love your name for the painting, Liz!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you very much Johannes!


Dear Benny and Lily, I would love to have you follow me around - who could resist two of the cutest French Bulldogs.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Tony, they are great characters!


Hi Barbara and thank you. Took the photo in the morning light which was lovely and strong!

Art with Liz said...

Merci Martine - I was trying for their characters and I think I succeeded. You have a wonderful blog and I enjoy visiting!


Hi there Becky! Thank you.

Art with Liz said...

I enjoyed doing this one Prabal. So thank you for that.

As for SA and India - well!!! There goes my prediction - maybe IPL was too much cricket. What do you think? Eng vs Aus for the final?

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much Arti. I very fine artist said that I needed to re-look my composition and now I am very aware of it. Amazing, just little things can change your perpective!


Hi there Sherry and thank you! They were discussing some plant or other and getting completely carried away by it. They didn't know I was happy snapping.

Art with Liz said...

Hey Ken - thank you! I tried the G&T - I'd never make a good Englishman! Horrible stuff - sticking to our gorgeous Cape reds!


Thank you Michelle, the morning light was just right - I was very lucky!

Art with Liz said...

That's a great compliment Jean! Thank you so much.


Baie dankie Willy! This is the way I would like to go, maar dit werk nie altyd so nie!!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Marie, thank you! I think the problem was that our host tries to grow plants that don't really like the West Coast and there are some strugglers out there!