Road through the Mopanes

In the recent post entitled, ‘Karoo Interlude’, I mentioned that in my youth, on travels with my family we covered most of Rhodesia; (Zimbabwe) while researching the trees species that were my father’s particular interest. We often travelled in the area between Bulawayo and the Victoria Falls where large forests of Mopane, Teak and Mahogany grew abundantly, as well as many other beautiful trees. This watercolour is reminiscent of those wonderful forests and painting it was a deeply nostalgic process for me !

Mopane Trees.

Road through the Mopanes. Watercolour. 700 x 500 mm

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10 Comments

  1. Posted 5 Oct 2011 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    I really like the sytle you have used on this one and the incrediable amount of detail.

    • Posted 10 Oct 2011 at 7:52 am | Permalink

      Thanks Sue, trees are an endless challenge, but it is a satisfying challenge !

  2. Posted 11 Oct 2011 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    Beautiful. Love the blue colour on the road.

  3. Christo Kritzinger
    Posted 21 Oct 2011 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    What a pleasure for me to say that I am now the proud owner of this outstanding work “Road through the Mopanes”. Found its special place alongside the Big 5 which you did for me probably 20 years ago. Thank you very much Barbara.

    • Posted 3 Nov 2011 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

      Thank you for your message, I have only just discovered it ! I am glad that you are happy with the Mopane picture !

  4. Posted 13 Nov 2011 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Nostalgic for me too, Barabara – beautiful painting!

  5. Posted 13 Nov 2011 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Nostalgic for me too, Barbara – beautiful painting!

  6. Dale Keeling
    Posted 9 Feb 2012 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Oh how beautiful! Would that I could be there now.

  7. Melodie
    Posted 10 May 2012 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful….the trees look so alive…and the light on them…..I just went through your posts again, and your art is incredible….I really love it. You seem to capture the feeling of life in the object, whether i’t a tree or a tiger….I’m in awe…..

  8. Stretch Merrington
    Posted 9 Sep 2013 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Ah yes, to see your painting allows me to recall the trees in their splendor; be it in the Lundi River area, Inyanga or b/t Bulawayo and Vic Falls.
    Thank you for your gift of bringing a smile to many faces.

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