Friday, December 27, 2013

The World is my Stage

Summer is here in all her glory.
That means the garden needs to be tended regularly otherwise one gets lost in mile high grass!  And summer is when we have most of our exhibitions.  So I've been painting very regularly - early in the morning when it's still nice and cool.  I also have my little TV with me so I can watch that wonderful summer sport - cricket!  India is here at the moment and we are into the second day of the second five-day test.  Cricket is definitely a game you have to understand to love.

I have work on an exhibition at the moment and then on the 1st January there is another one, followed immediately on the 13th and then again on the 23rd.  Different work for all of them!
This is one I'm putting on on the 23rd.  It's of a farm hand who works out in the Elgin area, relaxing in the evening, entertaining friends.

And then there was the death of our revered Nelson Mandela.  Everyone glued to the television sets watching the proceedings - a time of both sadness and thankfulness at what he did for our country.  It was also with great pride that we saw how the rest of the world held him in awe.  I was lucky enough to shake his hand at a press luncheon just after his release from prison.  Rest in peace Tata.
Nelson Mandela Timeline

I hope everyone had a peaceful Festive Season and may 2014 be the most wonderful year ever!


MARTY said...

LIZ, your painting is truly gorgeous
I love it ! so many exhibitions you have in that hot season ! no doubt you must have success with your wonderful work.
I saw last week the movie "Mandela,
long walk to freedom" ! I don't know if all was true but it's a great moovie (I've cried several times)
Mandela was unique and will never die !
wish you a happy creative new year Liz

hmuxo said...

Wonderful post, Liz! and this painting is beautifully done.. I love the colors, shading and perfect folds...nicely done! we're expecting a snowstorm soon..I'm already looking forward to the warmer weather..LOL! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your painting is absolutely beautiful!

padmaja said...

Very truhful painting Liz, I can hear him play!

Prabal said...

Hi Liz,
How have you been. President Mandela has been a great man and inspiration for the entire world. RIP Madiba.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. And yes I am watching cricket. The first test was epic. Keeping my fingers crossed for the last day at Durban tomorrow. But if India play decent enough it will be a draw I guess. And I do not remember any one day series happening. LOL.

By the way the musician here looks completely at peace with himself. Brilliant work. And all the best for the exhibitions. :)

Sue Pownall said...

Happy New Year. Sounds like a busy start. Love this picture.

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Quel talent ! Cette dernière peinture est merveilleuse.

Je ne connais pas le jeu de criquet, si seulement par le nom mais pas ses règles. Sûrement très intéressant !

Je vous souhaite une année remplie de douceurs et de rêves...

Gros bisous à vous, continuez à nous étonner avec vos magnifiques peintures.

Barbara Pask said...

Summer, I miss it. We are having quite the winter this year. I saw a poster the other day that said " I miss complaining about the summer heat" . Lol. Wonderful painting, such an interesting pose, wonderful how it tells a story. Happy painting

Susan Martin Spar said...

Hello Liz...this is marvelous! Great use of color and light. It's wonderful to see how your work has grown over the last few years.

Susan Martin Spar said...

Hello Liz...this is marvelous! Great use of color and light. It's wonderful to see how your work has grown over the last few years.

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Elizabeth Anderson said...

Hello Liz. I agree with Susan. I love the tenor your use of light and colour give to your paintings. There's a gentleness in the way you handle your subjects. It has a soothing effect on me.

Hope all is well in your part of the world. Hugs

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