Being very short of time at the moment I have put in three weeks worth of en plein air paintings. This is the first. This mountain of ours is very imposing! These were all done from the Tafelberg Road parking lot.
This was the second painting from the following week. The first was a total write off! These things happen, and I am learning to live with it.
Then came Tuesday the 5th May!!!! The mist came swirling in over the saddle betweenSignal Hill and Lions Head. It came roaring up through the City and over Devils peak. This was the most amazing painting day. We couldn't get our easels up and functioning fast eough. Butterflies in the tummy! You could smell the mist while you painted! What an experience!!!! I managed to do two paintings. The first facing Signal Hill, which was invisable, and the second facing Devils Peak, which kept on disappearing.
All the above are very small, 285mm by 200mm. I feel more comfortable at the moment painting small. The last two paintings I did on a pure white background of primer and Gesso. I actually prefer the white. It somehow portrays the icy cold of a Cape winter with the cool grey rock of the Cape mountains. I wish I could be out there every day!!!!