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Showing posts from November, 2009

Cheval Voyeur Farm

The last few "quickies" from Cheval Voyeur Farm. This was a quick oil while there was still quite a lot of water around. A charcoal sketch done while hiding in the bushes trying to keep out of the sun!

The Courtyard

The Courtyard Hotel was the venue for our painting out in the open for a while. The painting of Deveils Peak was painted at the same location. I need more practice with buildings! We are painting in the Company Gardens at the moment and I am getting lots of practice in. Strange how the window is not centred in this building, but that is the way it is.

Painting out in the open again

For the past couple of weeks we have been painting at Cheval Voyeur in Phillipi, a beautiful farm owned by Colleen and John Beake who have welcomed us painters with open arms. Thank you Colleen and John for sharing this beautiful environment with us.

More of Cape Town

One of the wonderful places I have been priveledged to paint in was outside The Courtyard Hotel and The Wild Fig Restuarant. From there you have an amazing view of Table Mountain with Devils Peak in front. I painted this at home using an oil sketch I made on site. The trees are actually more crooked in life and bend majestically to the right from the continual South Easterly winds.

The Tops, Wilderness, South Africa

In January this year we spent a wonderful 5 days at The Tops in Wilderness. Dotty Brink, who is also an artist, is a wonderful hostess and I recommend anyone wanting a B & B or self catering accommodation in the area to stay with her. One morning at our usual table for a delicious breakfast on the veranda I made a quick sketch of part of the view. I must add here that you have a wide panoramic view from the ocean to the mountains, but I just loved the roof tops of the houses across the valley. I took some pics as well and have finally finished the painting! By the way I took a little artistic liberty and changed some palm trees to something a little more indigenous looking!