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Showing posts from October, 2010

Lions Head from Oudekraal

During the cold winter months we painted at Oudekraal.  What a magnificent venue, so quiet and peaceful but oh so freezing.  I don't know where summer has gone to as it is still freezing!

Paths to Nowhere

This was another view of the pathways on Signal Hill where I have participated in so many painting sessions. and still I battle to photograph paintings!  The gloss of this one has interferred with the colour somewhat. I have just discvovered an incredable website called Wet Canvas and have had the most amazingly mind bending morning learning from the wise words of other artists.  If any of you get the chance, go and have a look at this very extensive website.

Life Drawing from June/July

I discovered that I forgot to post these drawings that I did at the SASA life drawing sessions over our Winter holidays.  I truly love life drawing and only wish there was a way to get this much needed practice at a more reasonable cost.

Our trip to meet Jack Hadfield

We have just returned from a roundabout journey to Johannesburg to meet our new grand son Jack! Our first two nights we spent with a delightful lady, Poppie van Wyk at her B&B in Kamieskroon.  We visited the Namaqua National park close by but many of the routes around Kamieskroon needed a 4x4.  Our two wheel drive car with low profile tyres was a nightmare on such roads! We even missed the opportunity of visiting Poppie's farm as our car just would not have made it.  I was very sad about that as the whole area is quite beautiful, and parts are very reminiscent of Cecil John Rhodes grave site in the Zimbabwean Matopos National Park. There were very few flowers as they had not had enough rain.  We did a lot of walking but the heat was incredible. I intended to paint and draw but didn't. We then headed off to Springbok.  We didn't even attemp the Geogab Nature reserve as we had met two ladies in a Toyota Tazz who had got stuck in the sand! We visited the mining town of