Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Today is holiday here - Heritage Day.  I still haven't quite figured out the meaning, but I do know that it's also known as 'Braai Day' - translated Barbecue Day.  So there's a lot of meat being cooked over fires with plenty of beer to help the process.

I on the other hand, have been attending to my blog inbetween doing a bit of gardening.  Spring is nearly here and the lovely green buds on the trees are out as are some of my spring flowers.  Beautiful.  So, no painting today, but I did paint yesterday.  And this painting is of one of the waitresses at a coffee shop called Melissa's here in Cape Town.  This scored highly at the judging, so I'm quite proud of that!  And thanks so much for always visiting my very under utilised blog!


Dean H. said...

Wow...A super painting, Liz!! The reflection in the glass canister is amazing!!!!

Sure wish I were there in your country. BBQ and beer...And Spring!!
Our Fall just started...Blaaaa( because snow is next).

Maree Clarkson said...

Absolutely great painting Liz! Congratulations on the high score! Glad Spring seems to have reached the Cape at last, with us here in Gauteng feeling the brunt of your last cold right now!

Barbara Pask said...

Amazing Liz, the glass just rocks, great job!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

This is totally amazing!
Its like being right there and seeing it with our eyes.

hmuxo said...

This painting is amazing, Liz. I love the shadows and skin tones on her face. The reflections in the glass jars of this waitress and the writings are perfectly painted...What can I say...its so nice to have you back!!!!!

Ramesh Jhawar said...

A very wonderful composition, Liz! The glass jars are just amazing!! I also like that patch of red and those texts on the blackboard...adds to the charm :-)

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Fabulous Liz. You are a master of glass! Just wonderful and along with the blackboard against the red, it makes a very strong painting.

Thanks too, for visiting and commenting on my blog.

Sue Pownall said...

This is a lovely painting Liz.

Thanks for finding the time to stop by my blog recently - appreciated.

Art with Liz said...

Wow thanks everyone!
Hi Dean - yes, today summer is finally here. Thanks for your comment.

Sorry about leaving the door open Maree! Thanks for your kind words.

Thanks so much Barbara!

Dear Tweedles, you are always there no matter my tardiness in blogging. Thank you.

Dear Hilda who does the most beautiful pastel work - thank you!

Hi Ramesh. Thank you - appreciate it coming from an artist such as you.

Thank you so much Carol!

Ah Sue love your sketches. Thanks for the visit.

Prabal said...

This is very novel and unique. I love it Liz.
Happy barbecue.. oops Heritage day to you. :)

Willy. said...

"Piece unique"
Amazing "glass reflections"
Super job,Liz.ofzangy

martinealison said...

Bonjour ma chère amie,

Cette peinture est sublime...
J'aime son atmosphère.
Le travail des reflets et la transparence du verre des cloches est extraordinaire.
Le regard de la la serveuse est particulièrement profond...
Je me répète, c'est une très belle toile.

Si le printemps s'établit chez vous, j'arrive... Ici, l'automne s'installe, soit avec ses chatoyantes couleurs mais malheureusement aussi avec sa fraîcheur que je n'apprécie pas du tout.

gros bisous à vous.

Marie Theron said...

Wonderful work, Liz! A clever composition with the glass bottles out front!

Marian Fortunati said...

Capturing people doing what they do is a great way to document life and places. -- another way for us to get to know a bit about your "space".

Love the painting. Congrats on the good reception!

Corn Dena said...

what a great job!! the glass reflection impressive!


suzannepaints said...

What a beautiful painting. Congratulations!

Vern Schwarz said...

Very interesting composition Liz, and the script in the background is so skillfully done. You must have beautiful handwriting. All in all a lovely painting.

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

J'aime beaucoup cette peinture avec ces merveilleuses cloches de verre avec ces reflets extraordinaires... Elles créent un excellent premier plan dans cette cette très belle toile. Une magnifique composition.

En vous lisant je vous envie d'apprendre que le printemps arrive chez vous !

A l'aube de ces fêtes de fin d'année, je vous souhaite tout plein de bonnes choses afin que tout se réalise, y compris le bonheur...

Gros bisous à vous ♥

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