Art

Art

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Work-Horse No More.


If this work-horse could talk. What story would it tell ? A popular stop in the Overberg region, Peregrine Farm stall.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Place of ' Bliss '


Finding images of your paintings you have not seen in a while.

Here's ' Elysium 1 & 2 ' .

Acrylics and mixed- media on canvas.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Abstract Painting - In The Moment


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)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Athenaeum Art Building


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.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Madonna and Child - In Abstract


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

Earth Hour - Glow


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

Large Sunflowers Painting with Presence


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

Vineyards


The vineyards in Durbanville area. By now I think the grapes are ready for harvest , ready for wine production.
Wonder how the weather changes the taste.
Do not mind a tasting once ready !

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Large Painting Commission


A large sunflower painting commission size 2 x 1,5m .
A wooden crate had to be buildt to send it away.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Another look - Abstract Painting


Having another look at a heavy textured abstract on canvas.
This one is titled - Grounded .
Use of Symbols , Metaphor and mark-making. Inspired by human evidence on ancient landscape.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Abstract Summer


An abstract painting inspired by canola flower fields.
When in season putting on a dazzling display of yellow , green and violet hues.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Nitida


Located in Durbanville area , outside Cape Town , Nitida Wines.
Ideas for landscape paintings.
Maybe in abstract.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Summer Days - Cape Town


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.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Blue Peter


Another view from Blue Peter Hotel.
A stones-throw from the beach in Bloubergstrand.
Ideal spot for watching the sunset with preferably with a chilled drink in hand.