Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cycling Season

I think that I just have to accept that I can't (don't) get around to blogging as often as I should (could).  I miss so much of my blogging friends' work - work that has always been an inspiration to me.

And this winter has been absolutely gorgeous here in Cape Town - a couple of weeks of rain (which is necessary to fill those depleted dams) and some lovely, lovely warm sunshine.  So, apart from the society work that keeps me out of mischief, I have been happily painting in my studio in the back garden (no heating you see!)

Inspired by le Tour de France, I have posted this painting I did a couple of months ago of a cycle tour we have here - The Cape Argus.  If you want to see some amazing paintings of le Tour, have a look at Rob Ijbema's blog - he paints the Tour every year!


martinealison said...

Bonsoir ma chère amie,

Une peinture qui ferait frémir plus d'un français !... Le thème du tour de France ! Ce weekend il passe par chez moi !
J'aime beaucoup la composition de votre peinture.
La lumière qui l'illumine est fabuleuse.
Je m'en vais voir le blog de Rob ljbema...
Gros bisous et un grand merci pour votre gentil message.

Marian Fortunati said...

Liz.. Amazing... I love it. Trying to capture such movement while keeping it simple is hard and you did a great job!!!
Good to "hear" from you again!!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Holy smokies!! I cannot believe you painted this! Its amazing! You are amazing!

hmuxo said...

WoW!! love this painting, Liz!!!
Wonderful job and glad you're back!
missed you.

Anthony Duce said...

Wonderful painting.. so nice to see you your work again.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Hi Liz,
Seeing your work after a long time and its WONDERFUL!! Love the colors of the bicyclists on a monochrome background! The other day, Prabal and me were remembering you...that we were seeing so less of you now! But glad you are back, and we hope to see more of your works :)
And thanks so much for posting your comment on my work! Very sweet :)
Take care

Barbara Pask said...

I love this painting too, so great to see you posting again Liz. Keep em coming :)

Prabal said...

Yes last time Ramesh and I met we did discuss that we were missing you. And I guess we'll be seeing less of you now here. Coming to the painting I think this is one hell of a difficult subject to paint. I would probably take another 5-6 years before I can attempt this. And I really like the painterly look of this one.

Take care and lots of good wishes..

Vinayak Deshmukh said...

Beautiful painting Liz! Thanks for the link too :)

Marie Theron said...

This painting came our wonderful. I am sure it was not an easy task, Liz!

Carol Horzempa said...

Very beautiful the contrast between soft background and hard edges of some of the bikes.

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