here is a painting I am doing of a conversation in Truth Coffee shop
Grosse Spitskop was one of my favourite destinations when we lived in Namibia. Here is a painting I did from reference photos in my albums.
This watercolour is 500x1500mm on Arches 600gm cold pressed.
My friend Leslie gave me sage advice – “if you can’t get it right – practice it till you can” – well here is the first one:
Yesterday the surfers had a paddle-out for Hendriette who passed away.
Here is my latest version of the demo I am trying to get right – maybe I will achieve this before I die.
This is on Arches Hot Pressed (love that hot pressed surface) 300gm and is 760 x 560 mm – a full sheet.
I was listening to the most beautiful arias as I painted – Carmen Habanera by Bizet is playing right now.
As Morne pointed out – yesterday was Thtar Warth day – May the 4th (be with you).
I had a surf at The Pipe – which was crowded – but I managed to have a bomb. I did not ride it expertly maybe – but I rode it and it was a blast. Then I did this watercolour:
I am so keen to get this right – making each stroke count so as to keep the colours fresh.
Arches 300gm cold pressed 760 x 560 ( a full sheet) this is not finished but should almost be.
It has been a while since I have done my “your life in light and colour” talk and I have been keen to get it sorted out again. I have updated my talk, reducing it to 7 points and an introduction and conclusion. And today I gave it a go, producing this painting:
Here is a picture of my friends Douglas and Alicia with their two sons:
here is another figure I have done. I have also included the drawing process leading up to the painting.
This is also 380 x 280 mm on Arches 300 gm hot pressed.