Thursday, February 19, 2009

Nguni painting

I got a commission to do another Nguni painting. It has been a while since I last painted cows and it was so much fun doing this one. It is joining 3 of its friends, hope it blends in well.

Nguni 10
Original oil on board 60x60cm

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Exhibition opening

The opening of the India exhibition was a great success. Cecily went to a lot of trouble creating a great party with Indian music, food and drinks. Even though it is a small gallery all the people managed to find a spot to chat and experience the diverse paintings on show.
Go and check out the gallery's website.

here I am with Cecily, the gallery owner and fellow artist

It was a lovely evening and the party carried on outside.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


We have the privelage of staying next to a small river in a big city. Across the river is a hiking trail that follows the water. There is a family of wild geese, fish, a big lizard, a mongoose family and lots of birds living along the river. Usually it is a tranquil place with just a small stream of water flowing past the house.
Yesterday we had an enormous storm with 90mm (35 inches) of rain falling in just 2 hours. Then our river gets scary!! All the water from neighbouring suburbs as well as storm water drains along the road empties into this stream. 10 Years ago all the houses on our side of the river was flooded after a cloudburst. Luckly this was not so bad but it is still scary seeing the water rising and not knowing when it is going to subside.
Today we have a small stream once again :) Never a dull moment living here.

This is what the river usually looks like, peacefull and a great place for the kids to play.

But is can all change in a very short time with the water overflowing the river bank.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Different strokes painting

My version of the Different Strokes challenge for this week. Go here to see the other artist's paintings.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Last India paintings

My "india" exhibition paintings are completed. I almost feel sad, it was such fun. I am already thinking about a next theme...
I can't wait to take them to the gallery on Wednesday and see the other artist's paintings. This is a fun gallery and has a "anything goes" attitude. They realy give artists the freedom to explore their creative side to the full.
Will take photos on Friday at the opening and show you what talented artists there are in South Africa.

India 5
Mixed media on boxed masonite 60x90cm

India 4
Mixed media on boxed masonite 30x60cm

The invitation