Monday, July 28, 2008

Nguni painting

I have done a few Nguni's over the last few months and never get tired of painting them. The colours one can use changes with every one. Some are darker and others like this one light and airy. Love painting the calves as well, I don't think cows should be alone in the field, it is just to sad and lonely.
Nguni 8Original oil on board 12"x12" (30cmx30cm)
Prints 15cmx15cm

Friday, July 25, 2008

Shoe Painting

This is another damask shoe painting. I love the damask pattern on the wall, it gives a great design element to the painting. I am busy with another one in a series of 3. Enjoy the weekend.
Black Damask 2
Original Oil on Board 30cmx30cm

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thursday Group

Today we did another painting with a coloured background. Today black. It is very satisfying painting on a black canvas as it picks up shadows and colour beautifully. It is quite tricky though to keep track of what to leave black. A great exercize for thinking about colour, shape and shade. As always everyone worked from the same picture but every painting is totally different. Enjoy.

First the darkest flesh colours are applied, working towards the lightest. Colours used are crimson, yello ocre, sap green, cad red and white. It is important to not touch the darkest shadows and leave them black.

The hat is painted in the same manner using raw umber, white and yellow ocre in different hues.

The jacket is painted using raw umber, white and c blue. Care is taken once again to not paint away the shaded areas as this creates great atmosphere and depth. Now colours can be blended to create a more uniform look and the background is added.

My painting

Alet's painting

Anso's painting

Ronel's painting

Vivia's painting

Friday, July 18, 2008

Nguni Paintings

Here are 2 more Nguni paintins I finished today for Art in the Park tomorrow. Hope to have a good day.
Original oil on board

Original oil on board

Friday, July 11, 2008

Winter in Cape Town

Here are some photos of our recent holiday in Cape Town. Even though it is the rainy season it is still one of the most beautifull cities in the world.
The view from Bloubergstrand is always one of those postcard pictures. Every day when you wake up the mountain looks different.

The cosy Simons Town where we went to see the penguins.

These colourfull cabins are synonimous with Muizenberg beach.

Waiting at the station in Kalkbay for a train to Muizenberg. Stunning scenery along the way!

Signal Hill at sunset looking down over seapoint.