Moving on from Umhlanga to Umfolozi Big 5. No one was aware of what they were going to. Whilst we were at the Antiques Cafe in Durban, Sbu, one of the waitresses decided that one member of our party, who shall remain nameless, reminded her of her grandmother. Hence forth we coined the phrase The … Read more Step we Gaily on we go
What a way to spend a day – Dieu Donne Winery in the Franschhoek valley. Wine tasting with a cheese platter can only be heightened by painting at the same time. The remit was to use colour, look at lights and darks. To think about what to leave out. If the hills are I the … Read more Roll out the Barrel…..
South Africans have a wonderful sense of humour. Life is Fruity was a wifi password at Fern Gully where we spent the morning on Thursday An overwhelming mission here. Painting the Valley of 1000 Hills. The remit was to simplify a vast vista into something manageable. How to do that, thumb nail sketch, tonal painting … Read more Life is Fruity
To me African art has so much colour and there is something about it that reflects the people. In order to get my band of merry ladies into the mood we visited the Elizabeth Gordan Gallery. Here we came across an artist I knew they would fall for. Barbara Sidele. A highlight of our painting … Read more South Africa inspiration
Over the next 2 weeks I will be in South Africa with some amazing ladies on a painting holiday. In a 24 hour period we have been labelled ‘old ladies that are still alive’ and ‘girls’. Most importantly we have been referred to as artists! And so begins a catalogue of events that I would … Read more South African Painting Holiday. October 2019