Tag Archives: watercolour sketches

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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Salted Lambs

A little experiment with salt to achieve a different texture, on this sketch of 3 lambs.  

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The Christmas 2012 Painting Challenge.

John and I decided to try the Christmas Painting Challenge again when he came home for the holidays. It was something we initiated last Christmas (2011). We spent 15 enjoyable days of sketching-sessions, that were mostly chosen from scenes around the farmyard.

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The Christmas 2011 Painting-a-Day Challenge.

Day 13. Agaves on the Dam wall.

During the holidays around Christmas 2011 & New Year 2012, John and I made a 13-day Painting-a-Day challenge, to test our ability to cope with plein-air painting conditions on a regular basis. It was great fun !!

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A little Study of the Cape Hare

Cape Hare Study 4

The Cape Hare has been a regular garden visitor lately, so it was an enjoyable task studying him through these sketches.

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Nguni Study Revisited

two Nguni cattle. watercolour

A recent Nguni painting inquiry rekindled my enthusiasm in tackling a new big oil. These are some of the preliminary studies.

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Plein-Air Painting versus Studio-Studies

Painting plein-air is extremely enjoyable especially when accompanied by others. Silvermere has many lovely views for such excursions.

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For the Love of Fragrant Roses

Oil painting of Roses

The Warthogs that visited our garden recently, were frustrated by the electric fence that protects my precious roses. I am passionate about old fashioned fragrant roses, and they have inspired not only this big painting in my kitchen, but a new one that has just been completed for the September Exhibition.

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The Genet and the Starling

Living on a farm means that encounters with wildlife are quite a normal occurrence. This incident happened just outside our living room late one evening, while we were watching television.

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