Thursday 28 February 2019

Agave heart

Acrylics on Masonite, 25 x 20 cm:


A somewhat experimental piece, perhaps. I have long liked the idea of pictures that zoom right in on a part of a plant, a la Georgia O'Keeffe. Not that I can match her work, but why not give it a try anyway?

Thursday 14 February 2019

Lavender field, Provence

Acrylics on Masonite, 20 x 30 cm:

The lavender is a bit more purple in the original. It's something I have noticed when photographing paintings: for some reason, the camera does not pick up purple very well, and tends to render it too bluish. 

This item may be for sale on my Bid-or-Buy store

Thursday 7 February 2019

Two small landscapes

Both in acrylics on Masonite, 10 x 15 cm:

Partly cloudy and mild:

When I was a kid, we did not have TV. We got the weather report on the radio, but through all those lazy summer days, it always seemed to be the same report: "Partly cloudy and mild, with scattered thunderstorms." You can't really go wrong with such a report in summer here.

Rain's coming:


Over much of South Africa, rain is mostly in the form of summer afternoon storms rolling in from the south. It often creates this rather pleasing effect: you are standing in bright sunlight, but half the sky is already covered in dark, approaching clouds. 

These items may be for sale on my Bid-or-Buy store.  

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Sunday 3 February 2019

Tulip garden

Acrylics on Masonite, 37 x 52 cm (= about 14 x 20 inches):

Rather larger than most of what I have done thus far. And thus perhaps a tad awkward; working larger turned out quite different, and will take some getting used to! I may also tweak it a little bit more...