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Karoo farm gate

Farm Gate, karoo landscape.

A little karoo farm landscape with an old gate.

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The Road Ahead

Karoo road

“The Road Ahead” is always worth recording as a memory of the adventure of wonderful road trips of discovery through our beautiful country.

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Van Wyk’s Vlei Donkey Cart.

Donkey Cart and salt bush.

Passing through Van Wyk’s Vlei in 2015, we saw this delightful donkey cart, that I just had to paint !

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EDM 2016, The Everyday in May Challenge.

Tranquil misty farm view.

This is my second EDM ( Everyday in May challenge ) that is 31 paintings in 31 days ! I enjoyed the journey last year, and managed to finish them all this year too. It is a great way to get going with watercolour sketching or journalling. Lots of disciplined practice.

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Grootevallei

Karoo landscape, Grootevallei

This view of the wide Grootevallei that neighbours onto our farm, Silvermere, was my first order for 2016.

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Our July 2015 Trans-Karoo trip. -Paintings, part one.

Gravel road

The first collection of a series of watercolours, inspired by our July 2015 trans-karoo trip.

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Windmills of the Karoo

Windmill view over Dreunberg

When windmills propel gently through the breezes in lazy rotations, or spin frenetically facing into the strong winds that sweep across the karoo plains, I am often mesmerized by them. They knit together the vast…

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Blue Cranes

Blue Cranes & Karoo Landscape

A pair of Blue Cranes have settled on Silvermere, and inspired this trio of studies. There are 2 sketches and one full watercolour landscape with a flock of cranes.

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Karoo landscape with Ngunis.

Nguni cattle.

A recent visit to the nearby Nguni farm, ‘Gelykfontein’, was the inspiration behind this new karoo landscape with Nguni cattle .

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Chelsea Flower Show 2012

Karoo Landscape

How exciting it was to be asked to contribute a backdrop painting to one of the floral displays, on this year’s Chelsea Flower Exhibit from South Africa !

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Karoo Interlude

Karoo hills & windmill.

Despite my love for the tropical Bushveld of my youth, these vast reaches of the Karoo have become an enduring inspiration in my search for new landscape to paint.

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A Pastoral Study of Winter Colours

Painitng of a farm road

A recent trip around our district inspired this set of winter landscapes.

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