Friday, November 28, 2008

Painting Class

Yesterday we had our year end party at painting class. I love these ladies, they have become such good friends and painting partners.

Snaks and wine.
We all paint miniatures for the function and then draw numbers to receive a painting as a gift.

My contribution

Sunday, November 23, 2008

On the Pier

I finished this painting last week, just in time for our much anticipated exhibition. I had the picture for quite some time and couldn't wait to start painting. I like the soft colours and peacefull feeling of the scene.
The exhibition exceeded all our expectations. This was the first time we arranged it and people were amazed at the talent of people in our neighbourhood. I will post some photos as soon as I get them.

Sitting on the Pier
Original oil on board 30x60cm

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Different Strokes Challenge

I can't believe almost a week has gone by and this all I have to show. The challenge is a great way of forcing me to paint. This painting is part of the Different Strokes blog challenge.
The real reason I haven't been painting as much as I would like, is the time and effort that goes into arranging an exhibition. We have now grown to 16 artists and 3 jewelers! All the preparations are now in place and we are just waiting for the artists to bring their work on Friday. I am realy excited, it is going to be a great opening party with friends.

Original oil on board 30x30cm

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Different Strokes Challenge

This was the challenge on Karin Jurick's blog Different Strokes for last week. I am always looking forward to Wednesdays when she posts the photo for the next week.
I enjoyed doing this one and I think next week's one will be a real challenge. It is of a woman walking past a shop front.
This has been a fun filled week planning the upcoming exhibition for next week Friday. What started out with my neighbour down the road and myself has grown to 14 artists! It should be a lot of fun. Can't wait!

Original oil on board 30x30cm

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


This is an invitation to everyone in the Pretoria area who wants to see some stunning art. I am having an exhibition with a group of artist friends who all loves painting.
Come an enjoy a fun filled evening with us.
ps bring your cheque book :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Figurative Paintings

After all the paintings I have been doing these past few months I feel that I have finally found a style that suits my way of painting. I start all my paintings on a dark background and work towards the light. I also prime my canvas with a type of filler that gives a wonderfull texture to support the dry brush technique that I use.

Blue Denim 1
Original oil on board 38x75cm
Blue Denim 2
Original oil on board 38x75cm

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

US Capitol Painting

The weekly challenge on the Different Strokes blog for this week was well connected to the US elections. Even though I am in South Africa I couldn't help but also get excited during the run up to the elections. Congratulations to Barak Obama, may this new era in American politics be good to the people of this earth.
US Capitol - Washington
Original oil on board 30x30cm

Monday, November 3, 2008

New Signatures Exhibition

My paintings was part of Portchie Gallery's "new signatures" exhibition this past weekend. I sold my 3 red "poppy" paintings and am gratefull for the exposure they give new artists.
Some of my paintings at the exhibition

These are some of Thea Burger's paintings that was also on show. I just love her use of colour and carefree way of painting. Go and have a look at her lovely blog.