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The Blue Ladder
The story of this painting is on my daily blog: artistmarietheron.blogspot.com These cottages become more difficult to find on the West Coast of South Africa. I have an invitation to visit a lovely family at their farm cottage. Original building, several kids, sheep and chickens! One cannot ask for more in the line of inspiration. For my next painting, I will work on a cottage from a photo where the sky was a light orangy colour.
Cottages by the Sea
In the Cape vernacular architecture, form always followed function. Seaviews, etc were of no importance. Tiny doors and windows meant that the interiors were protected against the elements. When a basic house became too small, a flat-roofed structure was simply added to the existing building. And of course, the community was very supportive and there were no high walls and few fences dividing properties. Today I really wanted to paint blob people: a few details, movement, light and shadow…