Monday, April 11, 2022

In the Light


 Called this "In the Light".  I painted it from a pic I took from the internet but as I couldn't get permission for the use of it, this was just for me.  I loved the way the light came over her shoulder and emphasised the colour of her eye.  

Sometimes you see a pic on the internet or tv or wherever and you would love to paint it but cannot find out how to get permission. Ideally one should take own photos, but this is not always possible.  And there are such amazing reference pics on the web.  

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Pincushion Protea


This is one of the many protea species indigenous to the Western Cape.  This particular one was found in the Noordhoek area.  The best place to see all our protea species is in the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a wonderful area set up against Table Mountain.



A view of Kirstenbosch Gardens with our national flower, the King Protea in the foreground