Tuesday 12 January 2016

New year, new pictures

I have been reluctant to post anything, because of my ongoing battle to get my camera to reproduce colours correctly. Greens seem to be particularly problematic, and tend to come out as drab grey, but I have the same problem, to some extent, with all colours.

Oh well, can't let this blog lie fallow, so here are a few new bits and pieces (all in acrylics on board):

A grove of olives; 5 x 3.5 inch (178 mm x 128 mm):

Field of sunflowers, ACEO:

The colour problem thoroughly bedeviled this view of Pretoria's famous jacaranda trees in bloom (3.5 x 5 inch); the rich purple came out as washed-out bluish grey in the photo. Most annoying!

Freshly planted crops (ACEO); a view not seen much in South Africa this year due to extreme drought conditions:

Two matchbox-sized pictures of white stemmed eucalyptus trees:

And a beekeeper at work (178 mm x 128 mm):