Sunday, December 11, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Attempting to paint in an abstract manner, making the first brush-stroke gets momentum going.
I let the paint flow. Leave the mind to wonder.
Bright, bold and spontaneous or a quiet , meditative and reflective rhythm sets in.
Your inspiration might be defined in the moment. Take the viewer on a journey. A glimpse into a story. Outer and inner worlds mingle with metaphor. There can be tension and harmony. Subtle reference to your subject matter.
Paint applied thick, thin, over, under or scratched away. Glazing for some depth and interest.
Step away, breath in the moment ... ( or light a cigarette)
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
The Athenaeum Art Building in Port Elizabeth recently hosted the 200 Eastern Cape Artists Exhibition.
The interior space is impressive , allowing adequate natural lighting.
This image is post-exhibition.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
One of my many favourite paintings , unfortunately sold some time ago.
This abstract painting was inspired by a particular waterfall in Hogsback, Eastern Cape.
Hence the title ' Madonna and Child ' .
Spending some time beneath this waterfall sure is invigorating !
If you happen to be in Hogsback , do visit this waterfall ! In summer .
Sunday, May 8, 2011
How was your Earth Hour 2011 ?
This image taken without a flash using basic mobile phone.
Colours have been manipulated to enhance the glow.
The candlabra is made of a ceramic sculpture I created.
In the background 'Enigma 2' plays its part.
Going back to basics now and again ... can invigorate .
Saturday, April 23, 2011
The large sunflower painting that was commissioned ; in its home ; over 1000km away.
After carefully building a wooden-crate for this painting it arrived safely intact. Remember it is 2,0 x 1,5m in size.
Now with a frame around the painting , it fills the space with a pleasant , invigorating presence.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
A stroll from Blue Peter Hotel leads you to this view.
Fresh ocean-air and a dip in the water cools you on hot days.
Table Mountain being visible in the background.
I discovered a little cove between the houses , good spot for picnics.
Some houses so close to the sea; imagine spring-tide is on their door-step.