Nguni Herd Returning Home

Exactly 5 years ago to the day, we took a trip across the karoo from Beaufort West to Fraserberg, Calvinia, Loeriesfontein, Springbok, Pofadder, Koupan, Prieska and Philippolis .

While we were visiting Poffadder, we took a couple of trips down towards the Orange River to Pella and Ontseepkans. On one of these trips we passed this scene of a herdsman bringing his cattle home. It was evening, and the soft glow as the sun went down, shone through the dust and that striking scene has been imprinted on my mind ever since.

So I have been on a quest to replicate it as I remember.

It may have taken me 5 years to get around to it, but I am glad that the urge has been satisfied at last.

 

Nguni Herd & Herdsman.

Nguni Herd Returning Home. Oil on Canvas. 1500 x 740 mm.

 

 

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